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Reverend George £.. Kalb, D. D. 






" Still may the call to praise and prayer 
Be heard each Sunday morn, 
And bind in growing faith the past 
With ages yet unborn." 




This work has been prepared and published under authority 
^iven by the congregation at meetings held in the lecture room 
of the church, September 5 and 12, 1898. 

This does not pretend to be a perfect book. No history ever 
was written without mistakes and this by reason of its mode of 
compilation probably has many more than is necessary. 

Whatever errors or notable omissions are discovered should be 
reported and in due time they shall be corrected or supplied. 

Various persons have furnished valuable material and help 
and it would be almost impossible to give each and every one 
proper credit. vSo only those are mentioned who contributed 
special papers. 







Synods and Presbyteries 1 

Pastors 2 

Elders 3 

Officers, Deacons, Trustees, Clerks, Auditors, Deaconesses, 4 

Early Missionaries 8 

First Presbyterian Church ot Bellefontaine 14 

Abstract of Yearlv Reports 24 

Ust of the Books of Record 26 

Seating of the Church— 1829-1836 27 

Contributors to this Church— 1825-1842 28 


Our Pastors— Reverends Joseph Stevenson, 33; Robert H. Hollyday, D. D. 35; 
Geo. A. Gregg, 37: Edwin B. Raffensperger, D, D., 38; Geo. P. Bergen, 41; 
Geo. I^. Kalb. D. D., 41; Geo. E. Davies, 49. 

The Elders — Joshua Robb, 50: J. W. Manjuis, 51; Rob't Patterson, 51; Thos. 

Marquis, 52; John McCracken, 52; James Kerr, 53; David Patterson. .53; 

Abraham Boyd. 54; John Paris, 55; James D. Campbell, 55; Ezra Bennett, 

56; Thos. M Stevenson, 57; Rob't Henderson, 58; Wm. G. Kennedy, 58; Dr. 

S. \V. Fuller, 59; Wm. McCulloch, 61; Jo.siah Moore, 61; J A. Mcllvaine, 62; 

Geo. A Henry, 6.^. J. Q. A. Campbell, 63; Dr. J. P. Wallace, 64; Joseph 

Stevenson, 65; J. Duncan McL,aughlin, 66; G. M. Stevenson, 67; John E. 

West, 67: S. A Buchanan, 68; J. W. Weaver, 69; Jas. Albert McMillen, 70; 

Reuben B. Keller, 70. 
Children of the Church, Ministers and Missionaries— Rev. Paul D 
Bergen, 72; Rev. E ly. Combs 73; Rev. John W. B. Combs, 74; Rev. S. C. 

Paris, 74; Mattie Byers Fehl. 75; lyula P'rey, 76; I,ucretia P. Fulton, 77; Alice 

M Irwin Ghormlev. 78; Rev. Joseph Grabiel, 79; Rev. Virgil t,. Grabiel, 80; 

Rev. Jas. B. McCracken, 81; Rev. John Marquis, 82; Rev. G. A. Pollock, D. 

D., 82; Rev. Rob't P Shaw, 84; Rev. Jno. M. Stevenson, D. D., 85; Rev. Jos. H. 

Steven.son, D. D., 87; Rev Jas. E. Stevenson, 88; Rev. R. Scott Stevenson, 88; 

Mary E. Stevenson. 89; vSusanna Steven.son. 90; Jennie Stevenson Koons, VH); 

Lucinda A. .Stevenson 9] ; Emma Silver, 91; Josie Silver, 91: Dora Martin 

Taylor, 91; Martha R. Wylie, 92 
Officers of the Sunday school:— Superintendents Dr. Abraham Fulton, 

96; Rev. Joseph .Shaw, 96; R. H. St. John, 98; Philo Dorwin, 98; Eben Durkee, 

99; David J. Miller, 99; Geo. P Steven.son, 100. 


Christian Endeavor, 101; Junior Society of Christian Endeavor, 10.3. 

Missionary Societies, 104; The Mi.ssionary Society, 104; The Woman's Mi.s- 
sionarv Society, 104; Young Ladies' Mi.ssionary Society, 107; The Mi.ssion 
Band, '108. 

L,ADiES' Aid vSocieties, 109; The Female Benevolent Association, 109; The 

Mite Society, 109: The Presbyterian Church Social, 111. 
Temporary Supplies and Evangelists:— Rev. Wm. H. Babbitt. 113; Ktv. 

W. A. Bodell. 113. 



General, 115: — The Stevenson Prayer Meeting. 115; Rev, Thos. Marquis, 118; 
Sarah Marquis Stevenson, 120; Buildings used for services prior to 1829. 120; 
The Building of the First church edifice, 121; Lining out the Singing, 121; 
Residences of the Pastors, 121; From Columbus Presbytery Records, 122. 

Our Presbyterian Neighbors: — Presbvterian Churches of L,ogan county, 
124; Statistics of same, 126; Mack-a-cheek, 130; Huntsville, (Cherokee,) 131; 
Spring Hill, (>Stony Creek,) 136; lyOgansville, 137; Pleasant Valley, 138; 
Second church of Bellefontaine, 138; New Richland. 139; West L,ibertv, 139; 
Richland of Stokes. 141; Zanesfield, 141; DeGrafF, 144; Bellecenter, 146^ Par- 
ish, 147; Rushsj'lvania, 148; East L,iberty, 150; Ridgeway, 151. 


Program, 132; Addresses:— The Founders of the Church and Their Descend- 
ants, 152; The Pastors of the Church, 154; The Children of the Church in 
the Ministry and Mission Field, 160; The Sunday- School, 162; Our Temples 
of Worship, 165: The Work and Influence of the Church in the Com- 
munity, 167- The Singers in Israel, 168; Our Pastor, His Work and His 
Influence, 171; Our Pa.stor's Wife, 174; L,etter from Rev. R. H. Hollyday, 
D. D., 175; Avmt Ped and Uncle Joe, 177. 


Alphabetical, 180—278 

Genealogy — Faris family, 203; Gunn family. 208; Kerr family, 221; Mcl^aughlin 
family, 231; Marquis family, 236; Newell family, 246; Robb family, 2.55; 
Stevenson family, 261. 


Index to names of persons mentioned herein, except those in the alphabetical 
roll of members, 278. 


Buildings Erected by 
This Church : 


Building of 1828 v 

Building of 1845 18 

Building of 1870 I 

Buildings in which services were 
held prior to 1828: First lyOgan 

County Court House, 1822 viii 

Residence of Rob't Patterson 1825.. viii 

Pastors, Officers, Members, etc : 

Alexander. Rev J E and family. . . 149 

Alexander, Mrs J E 149 

Alexander, Master 149 

Bartholomew, Geo W 184 

Bennett, Judge Ezra 56 

Bergen, Rev Geo P 41 

Bergen, Mrs Geo P 41 

Bergen, Rev Paul D 72 

Blessing I,e Roy •. . 186 

Bodell, Rev W A 114 

Bovd, Abraham 54 

Boyd, Mrs Abraham 186 

Buchanan, Samuel A 69 

Bvers. James 189 

Byers, Mary 190 

Campbell, Chas D and family. . . . 191 

Campbell, Mrs Chas D 191 

Campbell, Edward K 191 

Campbell, Harold F 191 

Campbell, Hattie 191 

Campbell, James D 55 

Campbell. J Q A 63 

Campbell, L,ois 191 

Campbell, Marie E 191 

Combs, Rev EL, 73 

Davies, Rev Geo E 48 

Davies, Mabelle A 49 

Dean, J W 157 

Dean, Elizabeth 157 

Dickinson, Emily F 198 

Dickinson, Ellen 199 

Dickinson, Joshua M 199 

Doolittle, Rev Geo C 103 

Douglas. Jo.sie Silver 91 

Elliott, Asa C, and family 201 

Elliott, Jennie 201 

Elliott, leucine 201 

Emery, Peter H 203 

Faris,' Rev Salmon C 75 

Faris, Wm 55 

Faris, Wm D 204 

Fehl, Mattie Byers 76 




Frey, lyiila 77 

Fuller, Dr S W 60 

Fulton. Dr Abraham 96 

Fulton, lyucretia P 77 

Ghorniley, Alice Irwin 78 

Ghormley, Rev D O, D D 134 

Gillmore, Mrs Wm :>07 

Grabiel, Rev J G 79 

Grabiel, Rev VI, 80 

Henrv, Geo A 63 

Hollyday, Rev R H, D D 35 

Hollyday , Mrs R H 37 

Hover, Margaret 135 

Hover, vSaniuel 135 

Humphrey, Catherine 214 

Jamison. Elizabeth 215 

Jamison, James . 215 

Kalb, Albert and family 216 

Kalb, Anna (Stevenson) 216 

Kalb, Rev Geo I,, D D 41 

Kalb, Mary E 45 

Keller, Anna Taylor 216 

Keller, Reuben B 69 

Kennedv, Frank 218 

Kennedy, John R 220 

Kennedy, Mary E 218 

Kennedv, Wm G 59 

Kerr, family 219 

Kerr, Geo 222 

Kerr. David N 219 

Kerr, Jennie 219 

Kerr, John C 219 

Kerr, Joseph M 219 

Kerr, Katherine 219 

Kerr, Margaret A 219 

Kerr, Martha A 222 

Kerr, Morrison 223 

Kerr, Patter.son Ray 219 

Kerr, Robert S 224 

Kerr, Thomas ly 219 

Koons, Jennie Stevenson 90 

Kumler, Rev F M 145 

I,ane, Capt Wm 226 

McColloch, Wm 61 

McCormick, Jane M 229 

McCormick, Matthew H 229 

McCormick, Mary E 228 

McCracken, Rev J B 81 

Mcllvaine, Jno A 62 

McL,aughlin, James B 231 

Mclyaughlin, Judge J D 66 

Mclyaughlin, Margaret 232 

McMillen, J Albert 70 

Marciuis, Rev John 82 

Marcjuis, Margaret 238 

Manjuis, L,t Gov Wm Vance 239 

Miller, David J 190 

Mitchell, Alice. MD 105 

Mitchell. Maria Stevenson 242 

Moore, Elizabeth 242 

Moore, Josiah 62 

Nelson, John Marquis 245 

Odor, James A 248 

Odor, Margaret M 248 

Odor, Thos J 249 


Patterson, David 53 

Patterson, Eleanor 250 

Patter.son, Edward 250 

Patterson, Elizabeth P 251 

Patter.son, Robert 51 

Patterson, Robert 252 

Patterson, Mrs. Robert 250 

-Pollock, Rev. Garnet A., D D 83 

RaflFensperger, Rev E B 20 

Raffensperger, Rev E B, D D 38 

Raffensperger, Mrs E B 40 

Robb, Joshua 50 

vSchaeffer, Ida St John 266 

Shaw, Rev Joseph 97 

Shaw, Naomi 267 

Shaw, Rev. Robert P 84 

Silver, Emma 91 

Silver, Jo.sie (Douglas) 91 

Smith. Rev I^uther 143 

Steven.son, Geo Pogue 262 

Stevenson, David M 261 

Stevenson, Mrs David M 263 

Stevenson, Gilbert M 67 

Steven.son, Mrs Gilbert M 263 

Steven.son, Hannah 264 

Steven.son, Jennie Koons 90 

Steven.son, James E 264 

Stevenson, Rev James Edward... 88 

Steven.son, Rev John McM, D D.. 85 

Steven.son, Rev Joseph 33 

vStevenson, Rev Jo.seph H., D D. . . 87 

Steven.son , Joseph 66 

Steven.son, Margaret Kerr 219 

Stevenson, Margaret Ann 265 

Stevenson, Marv E 89 

vStevenson, Rev Robt Scott 88 

Steven son , Sarah 34 

Stevenson, Thos Marquis 57 

Stevenson, Mrs Thos Marquis 265 

St John, R H 98 

Tavlor, Dora Martin 91 

Ted ford. Rev Chas E 133 

Tucker Elizabeth 101 

Wallace, J P., M D 65 

Wallace, Mrs N A 269 

Weaver, Joseph 69 

West, John E 68 

West, Judge Wm H 270 

Whitehead, Mrs Rebecca 270 

WiLson, Joseph 136 

Wylie, Martha R 92 

Preshvterian Church Buildings 

In Logan Coitntv. 


Bellecenter 147 

Bellefontaine built in 1828 v 

Bellefontaine built in 1845 18 

Bellefontaine built in 1870 i 

Cherokee built in 1825 133 

DeC^.rafT.: HI 

Huulsville 131 

Rushsvlvania 118 

West liberty U<' 

Zanesfield ' '2 




Synods and Presbyteries. 

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"We must rejnemT)er how small a proportion the good or evil effected by 
an\- one person can bear to the good or evil of a great system " — Macaulay. 

The Synods and Presbyteries that have governed this church 
were organized, or made to embrace Belief ontaine, in the years 
given : — 

Ohio Synod in 1814. 
Cincinnati Synod, 1829. 
Toledo Synod in 1870. 
Ohio Synod, again, in 1882. 

Columbus Presbytery in 1821. 
Miami Presbytery in 1829. 
Sidney Presbytery in 1838. 
Bellefontaine Presbytery in 1870. 



The beneficent influence of their lives and character will never cease. 

Some of the following were supplies a portion of the time: — 

Rev. Joseph Stevenson, from 1825 to Oct. i, 1844. 

Rev. Robert H. Hollyday, (Asst.) Nov. i, 1840, to May i, 

Rev. George A. Gregg, from Oct. i, 1844, to Jan. 18, 1854. 

Rev. E. B. Raffensperger, from Oct. 22, 1854, to April 13, 1859. 

Rev. George P. Bergen, from Aug. 22, 1859, to June 2, 1863. 

Rev. George L. Kalb, D, D., from Aug. 31, 1863, to Oct. 2, 

Rev. George L. Kalb, D. D. (Supply and Pastor Emeritus) from 
Oct. I, 1898, to 

Rev. George E. Davies, pastor, Mar. i, 1899, to 





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Officers of this Church. 



Robert Patterson, 1825-33, 1836-42. 
John Marquis 1834-5. 
Wm. Kerr, 1842-45. 
Ezra Bennett, 1846. 

In 1847 a Board of Deacons was elected who took charge of 
the finances. 


James E. Stevenson elected June 10, 1847, until moved to Mis- 
souri, May II, 1878. 

William Kerr, elected June 10, 1847, until moved away. 

William G. Kennedy, dismissed November 26, 1857, and elect- 
ed elder. 

Thomas L. May, dismissed June 20, 1859. 

Robert Huston, dismissed January 30, 1878, when he moved 
to Nebraska. 

David J. Miller, ordained November 26, 1857, dismissed Sep- 
tember 30, 187 1, to Indiana. 

Ebbe Durkee elected November 26, 1857, ceased to act in 1869. 

J. Duncan McLaughlin, elected June 12, 1869. July 11, 1886, 
elected elder. 

A Board of Deacons was elected June 10, 1847, taking the 
place of the trustees. 


Moses Marquis, 1834-35. 

Charles Porter, 1834-36. 

T. M. Stevenson, 1834-44-45-46. 

John Marquis, Jr., 1835. 

William Cook, 1835. 

Josiah Moore, 1836-38-39. 

Bezaleel Comely, 1836-37. 


Henry Miller, 1837-42. 

William Kerr, 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43-44. 

John Faris, 1838-39-40-41. 

J. D. Campbell, 1840-41. 

A. Boyd, 1842. 

Samuel Newell, 1843. 

James Byers, 1843-44, 

William Morrison, 1845. 

James Walker, 1845-46. 

Joseph Stevenson, 1846. 

June 5, 1847, the office of trustee ceased to exist, and June 10, 
1847, a Board of Deacons was elected. 

September 9, 1871, a board of five trustees was elected to 
whom were committed the financial affairs of the church, so far 
as relates to the raising and disbursing of funds, for the payment 
of minister's salary, and the ordinary expenses of the church. 

J. M. Riddle, 1871-77-78. 

J. D. McLaughlin, 1871-80-81-82-83-84-85-86. 

Morrison Kerr, 1871. 

Edward Patterson, 1871. 

J. Q. A. Campbell, 1871-85-86-87. 

S. J. Adams, 1872-73-75-76. 

R. B. Patterson, 1872-73. 

J. W. Byers, 1872-73. 

D. M. Stevenson, 1872-73-74-75. 

R. H. Stjohn, 1872. 

John Fichthorn, 1872-74-75. 

C. H. Hawley, 1873-74. 

C. McLaughlin, 1873-74-77-78. 
J. D. Smiili, 1873. 

S. W. Goe, 1874-75. 
W. Iv. Nelson, 1874-75. 
John. M. McCracken, 1875-76, 
John M. Galbreath, 1875-76. 

D. J. Miller, 1875-76-77. 

K. J. Howenstine, 1876-77-84-85. 

William Mclvlree, 1876-77-80-81-82-83-84-85-86. 

J. I). Niven, 1877-78. 

G. M. Stevenson, 1878-79. 

Dr. J. P. Wallace, 1878-79. 

James Emery, 1878-79. 


R. S. Kerr, 1880-81-82-83-84-85-86-87-88-89. 

J. R. Hamilton, 1882-83-98-99. 

R. P. McColloch, 1882-83-84-85-86-87. 

J. A. Odor, 1880-81-82-83. 

Iv. A. Howard, 1884-85. 

D. J. Miller, 1880-81. 

J. R. Kennedy, 1880-81. 

T. S. Brown, 1886-87-88-89. 

G. W. Emerson, 1887-88. 

A. R. Harner, 1887-88-90-91. 

J. E. West, 1887-88. 

Ed. W. Patterson, 1888-89-90-91-99. 

J. W, Weaver, 1890-91. 

Charles Campbell, 1891-92. 

Dr. J. H, Wilson, 1891-92. 

John Kennedy, Jr., 1891-92. 

Wm. McKee, 1892-93-94-95-96-97, 

W. W. Riddle, 1892-93-94-95-96-97. 

H. S. Kerr, 1892-93-94-95-96-97-98-99. 

A- Jay Miller, 1895-96-97-98-99. 

William R. Niven, 1895-96-97-98-99. 

S. A. McColloch, 1891. 

Jno. M. Hamilton, 1895-96 97-98-99. 

Chas, R. Harner, 1899. 

T. F. Bushey, 1899. 

Mack Dickinson, 1899. 

Dr. A. E. Griffin, 1899- 

G. W. Bartholomew, 1899. 


John Hemphill, 1828. 

Ralph Moore, 1828. 

James D. Campbell, 1834-35-36-37-41-42-43. 

D. Patterson, 1838-39-40. 

Josiah Moore, 1844-45-46-47-48-49, probably 1850-51-52-53-54-55- 


William McColloch, 1858-59-60-62. 
Philander Jones, 1863-64-65-66-67-68-69. 
J. Q. A. Campbell, 1870-71-74-75-76-77. 
R. E. Patterson, 1872. 
John Fichthorn, 1873. 


J. McD. McCracken, 1878-79. 
J. A. Odor, 1880-81-82-83-1896-97. 
James B. Niven, 1883-85-86-87-88-89. 
M. H. McCormick, 1890-91-92-93-94-95. 
A. Jay Miller, 1898-99. 


Joseph Clark, 1834. 

Stephen Giffin, 1835. 

David Patterson, 1836-37. 

J. C. McKee, 1838. 

James D. Campbell, 1839-40-41, 

John Faris, 1843-44. 

James Kerr, Jr., 1845. 

J. E. Stevenson, 1846. 


"The church is an institution which stands for altruism; it lives for otheis 
That is taught in the life of its Divine Founder." — Ely. 

Committee to look out for the needy of the church. They re- 
ported to the deacons so long as there were any. Since then they 
have reported to the session. 

Mrs. Margaret Riddle was appointed December i, 1877, and 
has continued to serve ever since. 

Mrs. Nancy Wilson was appointed December i, 1877, and 
served until about 1892, when she declined on account of age. 

Mrs. Sarah McCracken was appointed December i, 1877, 
and served until her removal to Oregon, October 25, 1891. 

Mrs. Sarah Alexander was appointed in 1891, and served until 
her death in 1898. 

Mrs. Margaret Chalfant was appointed in 1892. 

Mrs. Calvina McLaughlin was appointed April 3, 1898. 

The last two are still serving with Mrs. Riddle. 



The Early Missionaries 


"The essence of heroic life is the apprehension by 
any man of the idea of a cause and the abandonment of 
his life to that idea." 

CHE earliest missionaries and itinerant preachers, with that in- 
tense loyalty to their faith and to humanity which has 
characterized the Jesuit and other religious teachers of all 
time, came to this section to tell the Indians of the true God. 
Wherever a few white men gathered the missionary soon found 

Their services were generally attended by all, regardless of de- 
nomination or belief. The intensity of such worship of God was 
increased by the effect of the great forests and constant dangers. 

Among the first positively known to us to have visited the 
earliest settlements of this section, which were located south of 
here, was the Rev. Archibald Steel, who was commissioned by the 
Presbytery of Transylvania in the Springs of 1797 and 1799" as 
a missionary to the western Ohio settlements. A part of his mis- 
sion was to make a list of the Presbyterians, and settlements w-anting 
to establish churches. 

After that a corps of itinerant missionary preachers constant- 
ly traveled through the Miami Valley settlements. It is very dif- 
ficult to get their names and their reports. The official reports 
were destroyed by the burning of the records of the General As- 
sembly in Philadelphia in 1835. The unique record of these noble 
men, their enthusiasm, their courage, their wonderful devotion to 
the cause of religion and humanity, has never been adequately 
presented in print. 

The whole of the western society, its law and order, its moral- 
ity and character, and all that goes to make up the superiority of 

*The Rev. James Kemper was commissioned by the Presbytery of Tran- 
sylvania to supply the settlements on the Miami in 1791, and the Rev. David 
Rice in 1792, but there were no white settlers here then. 


a christian community, were greatly influenced by the spirit and 
teaching of these unselfish men. 

Following, is a brief mention of the most active Presbyterian 
missionaries and ministers in this section prior to the permanent 
settlement of the Rev. Joseph Stevenson in Bellefontaine, who at 
once became the head of all Presbyterian activity, not only here, 
but for the five adjoining counties, and continued his gracious and 
potent influence here until his death: 

Prior to 1806 no regular Presbyterian church was established 
or resident minister settled in or near the Mad River Valley. 
That year the Rev. Samuel Woods located permanently at North 
Liberties, on the Dai by, where he held regular services, and from 
whence he visited the settlements near West Liberty. The follow- 
ing year the Rev. John Woods located permanently at Buck Creek. 

In 1811, Robert and John Smith, brothers, of a prominent 
Presbyterian family of Greenbrier county, Virginia, built a 
mill and settled on the Mack-a-Cheek, in the vicinity of which 
a large number of Presbyterians, from Kentucky, afterwards set- 
tled. Robert Smith had been an elder of his church in Virginia. 
The brothers and their neighbors organized a church. Mr. Gillet, 
the historian of the Presbyterian church, mentions this organiza- 
tion, and it was reported to the General Assembly in 1814. Many 
early settlers in and north of Urbana, and as far north as McCoys, 
who settled before 18 10 near Rush Creek Lake, attended this 

The establishment of the '"Muddy Run," or Christian church, 
in 1814 and the great wave of "New Lightism" that swept over 
Kentucky and Ohio, apparently, so crippled the Mack-a-Cheek 
church that it ceased to attempt to maintain a formal organization, 
but meetings continued to be held at Robert Smith's mill until 
long after Mr, Stevenson came. 

Among the early Presljyterian preachers mentioned as preach- 
ing there, are Rev. William Robinson and Rev. Arthur M. Pogue. 
We have evidence of the Rev, Thomas Marquis and Rev. Joseph 
Stevenson having repeatedly been here; sometimes together, as in 
1817. Once the latter, in c()m])any with Rev. John McMillen and 
Elislia McCurdy, passed through here to the Mauinee Mission, un- 
der orders of the Synod of Pittsburg. They were guided by a mail 
carrier named Joseph Gordon. 

Anderson, Ricv. John, was born in North Carolina in 1767, 
licensed in 1791, ordained as evangelist and itinerant preacher. 


He made several tours among the Wyandots and other Indians, ac- 
companied by Rev. Elisha McCurdy on frequent trips. From 1796 
to 1844 he was an active promoter of Missionary work in Ohio. 

Back'JS, Rev. Wii^bur, born in Richmond, Mass., 1788, grad- 
uated at Princeton, licensed in Spring of 18 16, immediately 
proceeded on a mission to Ohio. Preached as a missionary, was 
located at Dayton as supply, pastor, etc., and died there in 1818, 
aged 29. A superior man. 

Badger, Rev. Joseph, born in Wilbraham, Mass., 1757, grad- 
uated at Yale College, 1783, licensed, and came to Ohio as a mis- 
sionary in 1800. By request of the Presbytery of Ohio he, with 
the Rev. Thomas E. Hughes, investigated and reported on the ex- 
pediency of establishing various missions. He died in 1846, aged 

Burgess, Rev. Dyer, was received at Springfield early. He 
labored after 181 7 at Troy, Piqua and West Union. 

CivARK, Rev. Thomas B., born January 28, 1779, educated 
w^ith Rev. Joseph Stevenson under Rev. Thomas E. Hughes, li- 
censed in 1809. He supplied vacancies, helped pastors and organiz- 
ed new churches. Was pastor of Cherokee Run church in 1830, 
organized the "Church of the Miami" at Bellecenter in February, 
1835. He married first Nancy Sample, second Martha Wiley and 
third Frances Stilwell. He died near Bellecenter January 13, 1853, 
aged 73. Mrs. Frances died January 21, 1847, aged 67. 

COE, Rev. James, licensed by the Redstone Presbytery, was 
at Brush Creek, Piqua, Dicks Creek and various places in this vi- 
cinity. He preached repeatedly in Bellefontaine and as early as 
1823, and is remembered by Mrs. William G- Kennedy, whose fath- 
er, Robert Patterson, entertained him when here later. 

Dickey, Rev. Wili^iam, 1822-4, organized churches and 
preached wdiere needed in this section. Pastor at Bloomingburg, 
Ohio, till his death in the fifties, aged 86. 

Dobbins, Rev. Robert B., pastor at Red Oak, Ohio, 1812. 
With Rev. James Robinson in 1824, organized the Church of Lo- 
gan, at Cherokee Run, of which the early Bellefontaine Presby- 
terians were members. He also preached at the Court House and 
at the house of Robert Patterson. 

Dow, Rev Lorenzo, w^as an independant itinerant minister 
formerly of the Congregational church, who preached here in 1826 
and other years. 




Graham, Rev. Wii,i,i vm, preached in the Western Ohio set- 
tlements for several years prior to 1824. 

Harris, Rev. Timothy, licensed 1807, preached in Miami 
Valley as a missionary in 1807 and i8o3 and later at Granville. 
He died in 1822. His report of his trip through here in 1808 says, 
"Many are the calls for preaching " 

HoGE, Rev. James, born in Virginia, July 4, 1784, licensed in 
1805, commissioned in 1S06 by the General Assembly to serve as 
missionary in the Ohio settlements. He installed the Rev. 
Samuel Woods at the Darby church in 1806, who was the first 
Presbyterian pastor that the Logan county settlers heard. 
The church has since moved to Milford Center. He was 
installed pastor at Columbus, June 11, 1808, and continued there 
fifty years. He greatly assisted in the propogation of religion 
through these parts. He was Moderator of the Presbytery held 
in the Belief ontaine Court House in 1825. 

HoGE, Rev. Joseph, preached here about 1820, later was cal- 
led by Mt. Tabor church, which was a few miles south-east of 
West Liberty. 

Hughes, Rev. James, born in York county, Pennsylvania, 
1 765, educated under Joseph Smith, licensed 1788, made several tours 
through the Miami Valley before 1814. Was pastor of three 
churches in Champaign county from 1814 to 1818, during which 
time he is remembered to have visited this county and probably 
preached often at Mack-a-Cheek. He was chosen the first presi- 
dent of the Miami University, in 1818. He died in 182 1, aged 56. 

Hughes, Joseph S., born 1789, son of Joseph H., graduated 
at Jefferson College 180S, licensed 1809 by the Presbytery of Ohio, 
pastor of Delaware and Berkshire, Ohio, continued to act as mission- 
ary, supply and pastor in this section until his death in 1823. 

Hughes, Rev. Thomas E., accompanied Rev. Thomas Badg- 
er on some of his early missionary tours. 

JENKS, Rev. Ahab, preached in this section prior to 1822. 

Marquis, Rev. Thos., see sketch. 

Merrii^, Rev. David, was pastor at ITrbana and neighboring 
churches from [827 to 1841. He made trips to Bellefontaine and 
assisted materially in encouraging the growth of Christianity 
in this community. 

McCuRDY, Rev. Kijsha, licensed 1799, was one of the most 
noted of the early Presbyterian ministers and missionaries who 
helped the destitute churches of western Ohio. He accompanied 


the Rev. Joseph Stevenson on one of his first missionary trips 
from Pennsylvania through this section, 

Patterson, Rev Joseph, son of Robert and Jane P., born 
1752, licensed 1788, started the Sabbath School Society in November, 
181 7, which was afterwards called the Sabbath School Union. He 
made missionary trips among the Indians and the white settlements 
of Ohio, and was, perhaps, the principal distributor of Bibles among 
the early Ohio settlers of his time. He died in 1832, aged 80. 

POGUE, Rev. Andrew W., licensed by Washington Presby- 
tery, supply at Yellow Springs, 1819, preached at Muddy Run 
(Mack-a-Cheek) near West Liberty, more or less for several years. 
He supplied the settlement congregations in Springfield and 
neighborhood quite regularly from June, 1823, to 1825. 

Robinson, Rev. James, son of Robert and Rebecca (Wallace) 
Robinson, born in York county, Pennsylvania, in 1769, graduated 
at Canonsburg, now Jefferson College, 1802, licensed and appoint- 
ed missionary by Presbytery of Ohio in 1805, ordained in 1807 and 
installed by Presbytery of Ohio pastor of Crooked Creek, Pennsyl- 
vania, same year. Later, pastor at Pickway Plains and removed to 
"The Darby," the Liberties, in 1820. He devoted many years to 
preaching in this section. Besides his other work here he made 
special missionary trips through Logan county every six months 
from 1820 until the Rev. Joseph Stevenson moved here, preaching to 
such Presbyterians and others as would gather at the school houses. 
Among others he established the "Church of Logan" at Chero- 
kee Run, in 1824, the meetings of which church were frequently 
held in Bellefontaine, and many of the original members of the 
First Presbyterian church, of Bellefontaine, were members of 
that church. See chapter ''Presbyterian Church of Cherokee 
Run." He served the church at Marysville, Ohio, from 182 1 to 
1828; afterwards he was at Tifiin from 1828 to 1834. Was at 
Ashland and Lewisburg until 1845. He filled many clerical posi- 
tions in this section, doing much to foster the growth of religion 
in this community. He died April 22, 1847, aged 77, at Mil- 
ford Center, Ohio. Children: — Elizabeth, wife of Jesse Mitchell, 
of Lower Liberty, Ohio; John W. ; Rebecca, who married Robert 
Houston, of Ashland; James, of Logan county, and Maria, wife 
of Dr. J. R. Snodgrass. 

Robinson, Rev. Wii^liam, served vacant churches in the 
Miami Presbytery in 1814 and later including the Mack-a-Cheek, 
the first Presbyterian church in this county. 





Steei^, Rev. Archibald, visited this section as early as 1799, 
preaching and doing missionary work at Buck Creek, Darby, 
North Liberty and all of the new settlements under commission 
from the Presbytery. He made lists of all members of the church 
wherever they wanted an organization and reported same to the 
Presbytery. He served the settlements south of here once in four 
weeks at the school houses, including Springfield, from 1815 to 

WEI.SH, Rev. James, pastor of the Dayton church, 1804 to 
181 7, is supposed to have helped the cause some here. 

Woods, Rev. Samuei^, was the first resident pastor to those 
Logan county Presbyterians who went to "The Darby" to church. 
Some traveled as far as twenty miles to attend services there. He 
was settled there in 1806. He continued his active religious work 
there until he died, April 27, 1815, aged 35. 

Woods, Rev. John, located at Buck Creek, now Champaign 
county, in 1807, services being held at private houses at the set- 



First Presbyterian 



The banners they upbore 
Our hands still lift on high; 

The L,ord they followed evermore 
To us is also nigh. 

as we take a backward look for the beginning of this church, 
it is like searching for the source of a river, from so many 
places and people have come the material for this fountain 
of God's opening. The finger cannot be put on any day or place 
and have it said here was the beginning of the church. 

Martin Luther gave the split from the Catholic church its de- 
cisive blow, when he nailed his views to the door of the castle 
church of Wittenberg. The Protestant spirit grew rapidly among 
the northern nations of Europe, The southern races remained 
loyal to the Pope. The Lutherans took Northern Germany and 
Scandinavia. England under Henry VIII established the Epis- 
copal church, and the Presbyterian spread in Southern Germany, 
Switzerland and Eastern France Calvin's great ideas shaped 
largely the latter. The Scotch adopted his views with such modi- 
fications as seemed to them best. 

They evolved our ancestral Presbyterian church and maintained 
it against the hostile English monarchs. Many, driven by perse- 
cution, removed to Northern Ireland and there developed still more 
their independent views. Huguenots from France also sought a 
refuge in Ireland. But the persecutions, because of their not sub- 
mitting to the established church of England, became in time un- 
endurable and in two years thirty thousand Presbyterians left 
Northern Ireland for America. Both the Scotch-Irish and the 
Protestants from England and Germany settled largely in Penn- 
sylvania and Virginia but some in Maryland and the Carolinas; 
and from there they spread over Kentucky and Ohio. The first 


Presbyterian church in Philadelphia was established in 1698, 
the first in Kentucky nearly a hundred years later. Washing- 
ton county, Pennsylvania, was the half way station between 
the east and Ohio. Pittsburg and Wheeling were gateways to 
the far west, of which Ohio was a part. Wherever 
Presbyterians went, religion was zealously upheld. Personal 
responsibility always brings conservatism and these Presby- 
terians were strong factors for stable government, for churches 
and schools. Under the name of Congregationalists a similar 
element came from the English settlements of New England. 
Another supply was the Scotch-Irish woodsmen from Kentucky. 
All of these streams of hardy, brave, ambitious men and women 
met in Ohio, making a race of people that has made its mark in 
our national life and furnished leaders in every decade of this 

It has been impossible to procure the reports of the early mis- 
sionaries who visited this section prior to 1829. Such reports, as 
were in possession of the stated clerk of the General Assembly, 
were destroyed by a fire in Philadelphia many years ago.* The 
early missionaries came with the first settlers, in fact they visited 
and labored among the Indians before the white men dared to bring 
their families. They were a race of heroes peculiar to the time. 
Traveling horse back, with pants faced with buck skin (for they must 
ford swollen streams and force their way through woods thick with 
underbrush); with saddle bigs, blanket and rifle fastened to their 
saddles, and perhaps with the addition of an umbrella and a silk hat, 
they were immediately recognized if their coming had not been 
heralded. The frontier hospitality, usually great, was unlimited to 
the welcome preacher, whether the host's views were in accord 
with his or not. pA'erybody went to the services. There were 
missionary tours through this section very early in the present 
century, perhaps a few years before the close of the last. 

Among the earliest families in Logan county and probably the 
first to settle in the vicinity of Bellefontaine, that was inclined to 
the Presbyterian church, was that of John (xunn, who established 
a tavern about one mile south of the present fair grounds, in 1805. 
Mr. Gunn was from Canada and the agent for a large amount of 
real estate in this section. 

Ilis tavern was for years a gathering ])lace for both religious 

*W. H. Roberts, Stated Clerk Ceiieral Assembly. 


and political meetings. It was the best place for the itinerant 
preachers to gather the settlers together until Bellefontaine be- 
came a business center. Mr. Gunn does not appear to have been a 
member of the church until he joined here in 1831. 

What was known as the Church of Logan was established at 
Cherokee in 1824 by Rev. James Robinson. The meetings of this 
church were frequently held in Bellefontaine. In 1825 this church, 
through Mr. Robinson, requested permission to present a call to 
the Presbytery of Washington, Pennsylvania, for a portion of the 
ministerial labors of Rev. Joseph Stevenson, which was granted. 
Mr. Stevenson accepted this call and was installed pastor of the 
Church of Logan, at Bellefontaine, April 25, 1826. 

There were present Reverends James Robinson, James Hoge, 
Ebenezer Washburn, Henry Vandeman, Joseph Stevenson and 
several elders from other settlements. The sermon was delivered 
by Rev. James Hoge, of Columbus, from the text, "My Grace is 
Sufficient for Thee," 2nd Corinthians, 12:9. The people known as 
the Church of Logan and Cherokee now presented a paper, with 
regard to Mr, Stevenson, their pastor elect, requesting three 
fourths of his time to be equally divided between four places of 
preaching, one at Cherokee Run, one at Bellefontaine, one at 
Newell's Mills, where a church was organized to be known by the 
name of Stoney Creek, and one near West Liberty. Rev. Joseph 
Stevenson had removed in the Spring of 1825 with his family to 
a tract of 1300 acres of land, given him by his father-in-law, the 
Rev. Thomas Marquis, two miles north of Bellefontaine. 

Mr. Stevenson had previously been through this region in the 
employ of the Bible Society. Logan county was then the center of 
four or five counties in Ohio, without a settled Presbyterian 
preacher. When Father Stevenson came to make it his home he 
organized a circuit of thirteen preaching places which he supplied 
once in five weeks for the space of two years. 

In 1828 the church of Bellefontaine was organized with thirty 
members. The first meeting to consider the question of a separate 
organization for Bellefontaine was held in the court house on 
Christmas Day, 1827. The organization was effected the following 
March, by the setting apart of three elders, Joshua Robb, John W. 
Marquis and Robert Patterson. 

For some time the church of Cherokee Run (Huntsville,) 
Bellefontaine and Stony Creek seem to have been divisions of the 
same church although known by their separate names, since 




their sessions sat together and members were received at one place 
to be regular attendants at one of the others. The Bellefontaine 
congregation worshiped in the court house, a frame building 
which stood on Main street a few rods south of Court street, south 
of where the present court house stands. The first church build- 
ing erected by this congregation was a square brick which stood 
aliout two squares south of the court house on Main street, and 
upon the hill back of the creek, on the lot now occupied by the 
A. M. E. church. It was perhaps forty feet square with two doors 
in the front. The pulpit was on the east side facing the doors. 
The aisles were paved with large square brick and the pews were 
high and closed with doors. There were four square pews, one on 
each side of the pulpit, and one on either side in front. These 
were occupied by the elders and leading members In January, 1829, 
the session met in the meeting house but no record of its dedication 
has been found. In 1831 Rev. Mr. Stevenson records a work of 
grace in which fourteen were added to the church on examination. 
There was a gradual increase in members by examination and per- 
haps as many by letter, for the country w^as filling up by emi- 
gration from the East, and in 1833 the membership numbered 
ninety-nine and employed Rev. Mr. Stevenson half of his time, the 
other half being divided between Cherokee and Stony Creek. 

Alienations were early in the history of this church Many 
of the members had been leaders in other churches before they 
came here and each had his own methods, and they did not always 
harmonize. We will reach a clearer atmosphere before we all see 
alike. It was finally resolved to separate, and in 1836 the Presby- 
tery of Miami, at its Spring meeting, set apart certain disaffected 
memV)ers, into a Second Presbyterian church, which was in exist- 
ence some fourteen years. It had for pastors, successively. Rev. 
J. A. Meeks, Rev. J. L. Bellville, Rev. J. L, Polk and perhaps oth- 
ers whose records have not been found. The Second church laid 
claim to their share of the church building and the First churcli. 
after some deliberation, withdrew, giving up all interest in th.^ 
house, and for a while worshiped again in the court house, after- 
wards in what was known as the McLaughlin .school house, a 
square brick building still standing on the corner of Sandusky 
and I'<lm. In the .Antuniii of iSjo Krx. R. 11. Ilollxday, now of 
I'indlay, came to assist Rev. Mr. vStevcnson in his work, ])rc'ai-lung at 
West Liberty and Stony Creek one vSabbath, and at Hellefoiilaine 
the next. Mr. Stevenson had met Mr. Hollytlay while he was yet 


attending school, at a meeting of the Ohio Anti-Slavery Society at 
Massilon, and the following Autumn they again met in Dayton at a 
meeting of the Synod of Cincinnati. He was invited to come to 
Belief ontaine and assist Mr. Stevenson, which he did and continu- 
ed in that relationship six months. In the spring of 1844 Rev. 
Stevenson, desiring to discontinue his services, it was voted to ask 
Presbytery to place Bellefontaine on a missionary route if they 
should form one. 

These were dark days for the little flock. To use the words 
of Rev. J. H. Stevenson in his sermon delivered on the fiftieth an- 


niversiry of this church, "They were homeless, shepherdless and 
discouraged, till the necessity of disbanding was seriously discuss- 
ed by their warmest friends. ' ' Their extremity was reached when 
the disheartened handful, having long been without the privilege, 
applied unsuccessfully to different members of the Presbytery to 
hold a sacramental meeting for them. A grey haired elder* resolv- 
ed to make one more effort. He wrote again to one of the breth- 
ren, making his appeal as strong as he could, and then decided to 
deliver the letter in person, riding twenty-five miles through a 

*J. W. Marquis. 



soaking rain to do it. Like Jacob, at Peniel, he would take no de- 
nial. He plead for the life of the church, and, like Jacob, he pre- 
vailed. It was a thrilling scene when the old man rose in society 
next day, where it had met for so many years, in the big room 
built for it in the home of the first pastor, and announced his suc- 
cess, and the conditions upon which the minister had consented to 
come, namely that the people w^ould pray earnestly for the "Bap- 
tism of the Holy Ghost." The condition was accepted. The 
meetings vvere announced. The people prayed, God heard, Mr. 
Spence came, the spirit of God accompanied the Word with power, 
and members were added unto the church. It was the turning 
point in the li'"e of the church. Soon a pastor was secured in the 
person of Rev. George T. Gregg, and some time in 1845 the second 
house of worship was occupied; the oblong brick on North Main 
street, now belonging to the Reformed Presbyterian church. Mr. 
Gregg continued as pastor of the church until his death of small- 
pox in January, 1854. Of these years we have the session records 
telling who were received and from where, and the dealings of the 
church with wayward members. When there were no railroads 
or telegraph wires and people could not read today what \^■as done 
in China or Europe yesterday, being more shut in to themselves, 
they, perhaps, scrutinized each others work more closely. Offend- 
ers were dealt with strictly and yet there was much christian chari- 
ty shown. In August of 1844 missionary subscriptions and collec- 
tions are recorded, although money was doubtless raised for this 
purpose long before. At a meeting of the session December 16, 
1848, it was resolved to take collections and subscriptions for do- 
mestic missions the first Sabbath in December, for foreign missions 
the first Sabbath in May, and for education the first Sabbath in 
August. Notice is also found on the books of the congregation of 
assistance received in congregational expense, from the Ladies' 
Aid Society, early in the life of this church, but no record has 1)een 
found of the organization of tliis society. They doubtless kept 
their own records, but they have been lost. 

January 18, 1854, Rev. Gregg was called from his labors here. 
This was his only pastorate and he served for nearly ten years, l)ut 
God had other work for him, and although the record of his work is 
short only (kxl can tell how far reaching it was or how seed of his 
planting may have .spread. Rev. li. H. Raffensi)erger took charge 
of the church October i, 1854. Of the su])plies in the interim Rev. 
W. H. Babbit occupied the pulpit .six weeks. Under Mr. Raffen.s- 



perger the church took the whole time of the minister, dissolving 
its connections with Cherokee as it had before with Stony Creek. 
He was a good preacher and the church grew rapidly under him. 
During the Winter of '56-7 a series of meetings was held by which 
the church was much revived and many members added. Mr. 
Raffensperger records that in preparing his annual sermon at the 
close of 1856 he had been much distressed at the small number 
who had been received into the church that year, but it seemed 
the dark hour before the dawn. On communion Sabbath, at the 

suggestion of Judge Bennett, meet- 
ing was announced for the follow- 
ing evening, then followed preach- 
ing on Tuesday evening and day 
after da}- for several weeks, no ap- 
pointments being made beyond the 
following evening. The pastor did 
all the preaching at first; when it 
became necessary to have help Rev. 
William T. Findley, D. D., then of 
Springfield, and Rev. James H. 
Brooks, D. D., of Dayton, came to 
his assistance. The revival was 
followed by the agitation of the 
college question and Mr. Raffens- 
perger thought that the first idea of a Presbyterian college in 
Ohio, originated in Bellefontaine. He says he found it in the 
minds and hearts of Judge Bennett, W. G. Kennedy, William H. 
West, Benjamin Stanton, C. W. B. Allison and many others. But 
all their labors, speeches, trips to Synod, Presbyteries and conven- 
tions and handsome subscriptions were in vain. The college eluded 
their grasp, as to location. Rev. Raffensperger gave up the charge 
of the church June i, 1859. ^^r- Raffensberger was the first minis- 
ter who gave his whole time to this church. The practical healing 
of the division in the church occurred under him, many of the 
members of the recently dissolved Second church coming back to 
the First church under his ministry. 

With no long interval Rev. George P. Bergen was called to the 
pulpit in August, 1859. No extended account is left of his work 
on the church books. His first Thanksgiving sermon delivered 
here in the M. E. church November 29, i860, was on the dangers 
of war on account of slavery. His pastorate was during years of 




great political excitement, when what was deemed exclusively 
church work seemed less important than the duty of preserving 
our union of states. The call for help by the Government was an- 
swered by many of the young men of this church, some of whom 
came back when the war was over, and some lay down on southern 
battlefields, there to await the final roll call. Nothing of especial 
interest is recorded of Rev. Mr. Bergen's ministry other than is the 
common lot of preachers. He doubtless had his glad days and his 
sad ones, yet the church had a steady growth, although, as has 
been said, it was in trying times. He gave up the charge in June 
of 1863. 

On the last Sabbath of July, 1863, Rev. George L. Kalb preach- 
ed his first sermon here, on the invitation of the session, and after 
preaching for five Sabbath days he was invited to supply the pul- 
pit for six months. On the first Monday in March, 1864, a call 
was made out for his services as pastor, acting on which, the Pres- 
bytery of Sidney installed him in the following April. In Sep- 
tember, of 1868, the system of pew renting was abolished and seats 
have ever since been free. 

In May, 1870, the church property was sold to the First Chris- 
tian church of Bellefontaine, the erection of a new church building 
having been previously resolved upon. The congregation for a 
while afterwards worshiped in a hall and later in the basement of 
their church, before the completion of the building. 

January, 1874, the third house of worship was dedicated. In 
October, 1878, the semi-century of this church organization was 
celebrated seven months too late. September. 1884, a pipe organ 
was dedicated. 

Dr. Kalb resigned the pastorate September, 1898, after a min- 
istry, to this people, of thirty-five years, in which the church has 
had a constant growth. The Winter of 1876-7 was marked l)y a 
season of especial awakening, in which many of tlie young people 
of the church were gathered in and the older ones seemed to take 
on a new lease of life. Again in the early Winter of 1889, under 
the leadership of Rev. H H. Wells, there was an especial work of 
grace. In I'ebruary of 1898, with the assistance of Rev. W. A. 
Bodell, a harvest of Dr. Kalb's planting atid lending was gathered. 
Under Dr. Kalb the membership of this church has grown from 
220, April I, 1.S64, to 510, when he gave uj) the charge. Many 
have died and perhaps iis many have been dismi.ssed to unite else- 


where. Dr. Kalb has been pastor of this church half the years of 
its Hfe. 

A Woman's Missionary Society was organized in 1871; it is 
both home and foreign, and since its organization the society has 
been among the largest givers in the Presbyterial organizations, 
for which thanks are due Dr. Kalb for his instruction and leader- 
ship. Not since the time of Paul has there been such a wide 
spread interest in missions as there is today and this congregation 
has been blessed with a pastor who did not feel that eighteen cen- 
turies made less urgent the Macedonian cry. 

Few churches are so rich in the memory of their founder as 
the First Presbyterian church, of Belief ontaine. Rev. Joseph 
Stevenson lived and labored in the church many years after he 
ceased to be its pastor, dying in February, 1865. 

This congregation has been served by twenty-nine elders, of 
whom eleven are now in the service. The seventy years of its life 
cover a marvelou? pariod. The greatest strides have been made 
in exploration, in science, in civilization of any time in the world's 
history. By far the largest part of our own country was an unknown 
land seventy years ago. Daniel Webster opposed the annexation 
of western territory, including California, calling it "A region of 
savages and wild beasts, of deserts, of shifting sands and whirl win ds, 
of cactus and prairie dogs. To what use could we ever hope to 
put these great deserts or endless mountain chains, impenetrable 
and covered to their bases with eternal snows? What can we ever 
hope to do with this western coast, 3000 miles rock bound, cheer- 
less and uninviting, with not a harbor on it? What use have we for 
such a country?" 

It has been a period of wonderful discoveries and inventions. 
The opening of China, for long ages a sealed book. The explora- 
tion of Africa. More fields opening and more workers desiring to 
go than there is means to send. And this people have had their 
part in it all. The great slavery agitation of 1818 (the leaven of 
which kept working until the national sin was wiped out) was 
started in the General Assembly of the Presbyterian church by 
the effort and petition of the ministers of the Miami Presbytery, 
of which this section was then a part. This church has belonged 
to four Presbyteries: — Columbus, Miami, to which it was transfer- 
red in April, 1829; Sidney, from the organization of the same in 
1836; and Bellefontaine, by act of the Synod of Toledo, reconstruct- 
ing the Presbyteries. I should fall short of my task if I did not 


speak a word for the nonprofessing members of this congregation 
and for those in other denominations who assisted in the support 
of this church in its early days. The names are found on the 
church record of many who were members in sister churches, who 
helped also in the support of this church, and there are those in 
our congregation whose names are on the trustees' books and 
should be on the church roll. 

After Dr. Kalb's resignation, September 18, 1898, which was 
accepted with regret, the pulpit was supplied for several months 
by different ministers. 

At a congregational meeting held on Sabbath, January 15, 
1899, it was voted to call Rev. George E. Davies, of Fort Wayne, 
Indiana, to be pastor of this paople.' The call w^as accepted and 
on April 23, 1899, Rev. Mr. Davies was installed, many of this 
congregation witnessing an installation for the first time. 

We look back upon the past, and what a sea of memory crowds 
upon us; what a congregation of departed faces; what struggles 
have been endured before victory came. The church has been the 
glory of this land for more than a hundred years. It was her 
energy that purchased civil and religious liberty. Hitherto hath 
the Ivord helped us. May he still prosper us so that to those who 
look from 1928 this may be a day of small things. 





Of this Church to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church, Philadelphia, from 1829 to 1899, Inclusive. 


Jos. Stevenson . . 












R. H, Hollyday* 
Jos. Stevenson.. 



Geo. A. Gregg . . 










Raffensperger . . 





Geo. P. Bergen . 




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BOOKS OF Record 




First treasurer's book, 1825 to 1842. 

Building Committee, erection of the first church building in 

Clerk of Session records, First, 1828-42. 

Second, 1842-45. 
Third, 1845-56. 
Fourth, 1856-84. 
Fifth, 1884-93. 
Sixth, 1893 to date. 
Rolls of members. First, begun by Rev. Mr. Raffensperger iti 

Second, begun by Rev. Dr. Kalb in 1S66-81. 
Third, begun by Rev. Dr. Kalb in 1881-99. 
Fourth, begun by Rev. Mr. Davies in 1899. 
Clerk of congregation records, First, 1832-70. 

Second, 1870 to date. 
Various Sabbath school and societv books. 



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High Pulpit. 

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w. Renter. 

Pew. Renter. 


w. Renter. 


"Set apart for 


Chas. Porter. 


Dr. A. H. I.ord. 



Joshua Robb, Jr. 


Miss Kliza Reed. 


Thos. A. Whiteas. 


Thos. Coen. 


Thos. McCoid. 


Jatnes Brown. 


Robt. Moore. 


Thos. M. Steven.son. 


Henry Secrist. 


Robt. Smith. 


Stephen Giflfin. 


Moses & Jas. 


John W. Marquis. 


Abraham Scott, 



Joshua Robb. 

John McCracken. 


John Robb. 


Raphael Moore. 


Ro])ert Patterson. 


David Robb. 


Johti Maniuis. 

44. Wellman. 


James Byers. 


John Nel.son. 


Wm. Reader. 


Wni. Cook. 


I.saac Morrison. 


Matthew Wood. 


VV'ni. Marqnis, 


Thos. Manjuis. 


Saml. Jameson. 

] I 

James Grimes. 


Jolin Guun. 


Rev. Jijseph Stevenson 


The foregoing is a plan of the seats in the old South Main 
street church. The rent, established Nov^ember 22, 1830, was as 
follows: — 

Double pews, ten dollars per year. There were four, each 
having a door and seats on three sides. Long pews seven dollars 
and other pews five dollars per year. 

"To give choice agreeably to the amount of subscription paid 
for the building of the house. After the subscribers are accommo- 
dated then those who have not paid anything to the Building of the 
house can be accommodated. Those who do not wish to pay 
five dollars per annvmi may have Pews set apart for them." 


To THE First Presbyterian Church, According to the First Treasur- 
er's Book, Which Gives Dates and Amounts Prior to 1840. 
Dates Below Refer to the Years in Which 
Contributions Were Made. 

Robert Patterson, elder, treasurer, merchant, came in 1824; 

Noah Z. McColloch, associate judge of the Common Pleas 
court; 1825-28. 

Joseph Black, farmer, 6 miles west from town; 1825-29. 

Henry H. McPherson, farmer, lived near site of the present 
infirmary. One of the first settlers, came in 1811; 1825-29. 

Thomas A. Whiteas, brick mason, one mile north of town; 

John Turner, farmer, lived 6 miles west, before 1818; 1825-29. 

John Parish, lived 6 miles west, before 1818; 1825-29. 

Jeremiah Whiteas, son of Thomas A., blacksmith; 1827-28. 

Raphael Moore, farmer, 7 miles southwest, came in 1807; 

Mary Moore, farmer, 7 miles southwest, came in 1807; 1825-37. 

Samuel Moore, cabinet maker and farmer, 7 miles southwest, 
came in 1807; 1825-40. 

Robert Moore, farmer, 7 miles southwest, came in 1807; 

George Krouscup, Sr. , township clerk 1817, county auditor; 



Samuel Newell, first county clerk, county treasurer, came to 
this township, in 1806; 1827-29. 

Jacob R. Hall, large land holder, died unmarried, in Michi- 
gan, 1830, 

Stephen Giffin, carpenter and school teacher, here early; 

Robert Smith, came before 181 1, organized the first Presby- 
terian church in this county, elder, was associate judge Common 
Pleas court; 1826-34. 

John W. Marquis, farmer, elder, came here aVjout 1826; 1828- 

John Hemphill, Sr., carpenter, afterwards a farmer; 1828-29. 

John Coulter, tanner, removed to Huntsville; 1828-32. 

Jackson McClure, cabinet maker, came in 1827, died here; 

Thomas Coen, carpenter, came here very early; 1829-30. 

Joshua Robb, associate judge of Common Pleas court, elder; 

Matthew Wood, farmer near Rushcreek lake, 1831. 

Henry Secrist, farmer near West Liberty, came here in 1816; 

Jane Shields, Presbyterian meetings held at her house prior to 
1824. Widow, married Thomas Scott, here about 1808; 1829. 

Samuel Scott, blacksmith, came here in 181 r, from County 
Wexford, Ireland; 1829. 

Richard A. Canby, merchant and lawyer, died, aged 90, in 
Illinois; 1830-40. 

John Martin, farmer, 10 miles west; 1829-31. 

William Kirkwood, farmer 6 miles southwest, came to Lake 
township in 1804; 183c -40. 

David Robb, U. S. Commisvsioner to remove the Lewistown 
Indians; 1830-34. 

Tliomas M. Stevenson, elder, farmer, 2 miles north; 1831-40. 

James Byers, farmer, 2 miles north; 1831-40. 

William Robb, son of John Robb, removed to Pennsylvania; 

John Marquis, father of Governor Win. \'. Manjuis; 1831-33. 

John Gunn, surveyor, land agent, proprietor of Gunn's tavern 
in 1805. Chairman of one the first congregational meetings oi" 
this church; 1825-33. 

Isaac S. Gardner, merchant; 1830-37. 


Abraham Scott, farmer, about 4 miles north of town, came in 
1822; 1831-32. 

Moses Wellman, farmer, 2 miles northwest; 1831-33. 

James Brown, of West Liberty, settled in this section before 
1811; 1832-40. 

William Reader, farmer, 3 miles east; 1831-39. 

A. H. Loi-d, physician, came from Urbana in 1823; 1832-40. 
Moses Marquis, farmer, saw mill, 2 miles southeast; 1832-33. 
Joseph Marquis, farmer, saw mill, 2 miles southeast; 1832-33. 
John Robb, farmer, 2 miles east; 1832-33. 

Josiah Moore, farmer and tanner, 2 miles north, elder; 1832- 

James Marquis, farmer near Middleburg; 1832-37. 

William Cook, carpenter and farmer, 2 miles east; 1832-33. 

William Marquis, farmer; 1832-33. 

James Grimes, farmer, uncle of John Grimes; 1832-33. 

John Nelson, farmer, 2 miles northeast; 1832-36. 

Isaac Morrison, farmer, northeast; 1832-40. 

Thomas IVIarquis, farmer, 3 miles northwest, elder; 1832-33. 

Robert McCoid, farmer, 3 miles east; 1832-33. 

John McCracken, farmer, 5 miles southwest, elder; 1832-41. 

James D. Campbell, hatter, elder, died in Kennedy, Texas; 

Joseph Clark, farmer, one mile north, brother of Rev. Thomas 
B. Clark; 1832-33. 

John Wilson, carpenter, 1839-40. 

John H. Lamb, blacksmith, wagon maker, 2 miles north; 

Thomas McCoid, farmer, clerk, etc.; 1836-40. 

John Smith, farmer, 8 miles south, (Brother of Judge Robt. S.) 
came about 1811; 1836-37. 

John Ash, farmer, 6 miles southwest; 1836-39. 

H. B. Strother, published first paper here; 1836-40. 

Henry Taylor, farmer, 2 miles southeast; 1836-40. 

Charles Porter, carpenter, died here; 1836-40. 

Peter Leister, proprietor Leister hotel, South Main street, 

B. W. Comly, farmer, 1836-40. 
William V. Morrison, farmer; 1836-41. 
David Patterson, elder, merchant; 1836-41. 

James C. McKee, farmer, southwest of town; 1836-38. 


James Kerr, farmer, 3 miles northeast, elder; 1836-40. 

William Kerr, farmer, one mile north; 1836-40. 

John Kerr, farmer, 3 miles northeast; 1836-40. 

Henry Miller, merchant. 1836-40. 

Joseph Moore, farmer, 2 miles southwest, father of Josiah M,; 

William Kerr, Jr., farmer, north of town: 1836-40. 

Richard Moore, blacksmith. Union township; 1S36-38. 

James Irwin, farmer, one mile northwest; 1837-40. 

John Paris, farmer, 3 miles northeast, elder; 1837-41. 

L. P. Barton, owned the stage line to Columbus, started first 
Sabbath school at Zanesfield 1838; 1838-40. 

Robert S, Gardner, merchant, brother of Isaac S. Gardner; 

SOME SUBSCRIBERS, 1825-26-27. 

Joseph Gordon, a noted mail carrier and guide in the war of 
181 2, later probably erected first building in Bellefontaine on 
Boyd's corner; 1825. 

Job Davis; 1825. 

David Askern, farmer, Miami township; 1825. 

Rev. Solomon McColloch; 1825, 

D. M. Workman, hotel on west side of South Main .street; 

Joel Smith, one of the first settlers; 1825. 

John Macolmson, farmer. Union township; 1826. 

John Schooler; 1826-27. 

Benj. Schooler; 1826. 

Zane McColloch; 1826. 

Daniel McCoy, lived northeast of town as early as 18 10, was a 
brother-in-law of Rev. Thomas Marquis; 1826. 

James M. Reed, came here in 181 2, farmer, McArtluir town- 
ship; 1826. 




Our pastors. 


How beauteous are thy feet 

Who stand on Zion'sHill; 

W ho bring salvation on their tongues. 

And words of peace reveal. 



CHK Rev. Joseph Stevenson was born March 25th, 1779, in 
Hagerstown, Maryland. When he was five years old his 
mother was left a widow with nine children. Judge James 
Edgar, who became his stepfather, was a piotis man of high 
standing in church and state, and had much to do with shaping 
the youth's character. In Joseph's personal memorandnm, writ- 
ten in his seventy -sixth year, he recorded: "In 1794 I was bound 
an apprentice to Malcom McComb, and removed seventy miles from 
my friends and their religiotis influence, where there was nmch 
.sin and little appearance of religion." But he was graciously pre- 
served from evil, and was regarded by all his acquaintances as a 
pious youth, though personally he was pained and huml)led b\- 
the consciousness of his own unworthiness. 

In 1800 he began business for himself and was greatly prosper- 
ed. He listened often to the preaching of the Rev. Thomas 
Hughes, but not tmtil severe affliction came u])on him in 1S02, 
was he led "With unspeakable joy to fix his afi"ections upon 
Christ" and immediately dismissed his men, closed his 
business, and began preparations for the ministry. 

In 1804, August 21. he married Sarah Marquis, daughter of 
Rev. Thomas Marquis, under whose direction he studied theology. 

He was licensed to preach, October 15. iSoS, and was ordain- 
ed in June of the next year. He assumed charge of tlu' churches 
of "Three Ridges" and "The Forks of Wheeling" in iSoS. hi 1.S12 
each church desired the whole time of a pa.stoi and Rev. Mr. Sleven- 
.son accepted the call to the Three Ridges (West .\lexander. ) 
During this pastorate he made various missionary tours in the ser- 
vice of the Washington County Hil)le vSociety and also for the 



Synod of Pittsburg, establishing and revisiting a mission among 
the Ottawa Indians in the region now known as northern Ohio. 
In 1825 he concluded to leave the Church of Three Ridges "for 
their own good," but with great sorrow, for the love of his peo- 
ple was very strong. Immediately he moved to Logan county, 
Ohio, where he owned twelve hundred acres of land- He built a 
house a mile and a half north of the spot on which the Bellefon- 
taine court house stands and from this center went forth a "vol- 
untary missionary" throughout Logan and adjacent counties, in 
all of w^iich there was not a Presbyterian minister and but few 
members. During the first two years he organized the churches of 

Sidney and Stony Creek. In 
1828 he organized the first Pres- 
byterian church, of Belief on- 
taine, with thirty members. 
He gave one-half of his time to 
Bellefontaine, one-fourth 'to 
Stony Creek, and the rest to 

In 1844, because of his wife's 
failing health and his own, he 
resigned from his Bellefontaine 
charge and retired from the 
care of his farm. July 25th, 
1849, liis wife died. 

Rev. Mr Stevenson was not 
content with his gift of one- 
tenth, though his yearly income 
was only I250 during his wife's 
life, and he increased the Lord's 
portion to one-fifth. 

In his seventy-sixth year 
he canvassed Logan county for the Bible Society. He delivered 
47 addresses, formed 17 auxiliaries, distributed 1,200 Bibles, and col- 
lected over |i4oo for the society. March 25, 1861 he made the fol- 
lowing record: "The last year has been one of great mercy. My 
life in a great measure useless, has been spared, while many in the 
prime of life have been called home. ' ' After a happy and peaceful 
life in the midst of devoted children he died, February 24, 1865. 




Robert H. Hollyday, was born in Ross county, 
Ohio, September ist, 1815, a son of John and Eleanor Hollyday. 
He grew up in and became a member of South Salem Presbyterian 
church in early life, under the ministry of Rev. James H. Dickey. 
He graduated at Miami University in 1838. He was taken under 
the care of the Presbytery of Chillicodie in the fall of the same 
year as a candidate for the ministry. He pursued his theological 
studies under the direction of the Rev. Samuel Crothers, D. D., 
pastor of the Presbyterian church in Greenfield, Ohio, and the 
Rev. Hugh S. Fullerton, pastor of the church at South Salem, 
Ohio. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Chillicothe, Septem- 
ber 9th, 1840. In the Spring of 1840, Mr. Hollyday met Rev. 
Joseph Stevenson, of Bellefontaine, at a meeting of the Ohio Anti- 
Slavery Society at Massillon, Ohio. 

After Mr. Hollyday was licensed in the fall of 1840, he came 
to a meeting of the Synod of Cincinnati, at Dayton, during the 
month of October. Here he met and renewed his acquaintance 
with Rev Joseph Stevenson, resulting in Mr. Hollyday accepting 
the invitation of Mr. vStevenson to accompany him to his home at 
Bellefontaine. This he did, calling on their way on the Rev. David 
Merrill, pastor of the Presbyterian church in Urbana, and spend- 
ing the night, the next day stopping at West Liberty, where Mr. 
Stevenson was anxious that a Presbyterian church should be organ- 
ized, and then calling again at the home of Rol)ert Patterson, Ivsq., 
one of the leading elders of the I'irst Presbyterian church in Belle- 
fontaine The following vSabbath Mr. Hollyday preached in the 
First Presbyterian church, and it was arranged that for the next 
six months he should preach for the church each alternate Sabbath, 
the other half of his time to be spent at Stony Creek church and 
in the West Liberty ai)]X)intment. During this time Mr. Holly- 
day made his home with the family of Robert Patterson. It 
was during this six months that the old scpiare church building 
was transferred to the Second Presbyterian church, an<l the- I'irst 
church for a time used the old court house for their services, and 
there Mr. Hollyday preached during the remainder of his time 
with the church. After the close of the six months sui)i)l\ by Mr. 
Hollyday, his entire time was given to the vStony Creek church 
and the mi.ssion work in West Liberty. This work was successful 
to such a degree that a church was organized, which afterwards 





extended a call to Mr. Hollyday, and he was ordained and in- 
stalled by the Presbytery of Sidney. 

On January i ith, 1842, Rev. Mr. Hollyday and Miss Lydia Anne 
Patterson were united in marriage, Rev. Joseph Stevenson offi- 
ciating. Miss Patterson was, and had 
been for a length of time before, a 
member of the First Presbyterian 
church of Bellefontaine. In Novem- 
ber, 1842, Rev. Mr. Hollyday having 
resigned the pastorate of the church 
in West Liberty, accepted an invi- 
tation of the First Presbyterian church 
of Findlay, Ohio, and removed to 
Findlay. In the spring of 1843 he 
was installed as pastor, a relation 
which continued until the spring of 
1854. Rev. Mr. Hollyday has con- 
tinued his residence in Findlay from 
the fall of 1842 to the present time, 
nearly 57 years, with the exception of 
six years, from the spring of 1858 to 
the spring of 1864, during which time 
he was pastor of Rockhill church, with a regular appointment in 
Bellaire, and the church in Upper Sandusky, returning to Findlay 
in the spring of 1864. 

Rev. Mr. Hollyday is now in his 85th year, having spent 

about 50 years in the regular work of the ministry, and 13 different 

churches and fields of la])or have shared in his ministerial efforts. 

In 1893 the degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred upon 

him by his Alma Mater, Miami University. 

REV. geor(;e a. (;re(;g. 

George A. Gregg was born October 18, 1808, near Knoxville, 
Tenn., and died in Bellefontaine, O., January 18, 1854. 

He was a graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Oliio; also a 
graduate of the Theological vSeminary there. 

In 1842 he accepted a call to St. Mary.s, Ohio, remaining there 
until the .spring of 1844, when he was called to Bellefontaine, 
where he remained as i)astor of the iMrst Presbyterian church un- 
til his death. 



He was ordained in the fall of 1844 in the little brick church 
on South Main street, Bellefontaine. 

See address, "The Pastors." 

"He is remembered for his faithfulness and self-denying 
labors." — Dr. K.4.i,b. 

He married Susan M. Dewitt, the youngest daughter of Zach- 
aria Price Dewitt, October, 1833. Susan M. Gregg died April 20, 
1896, aged 83. Their children are as follows: 

Harriett Gregg, born July 4, 1835, married James Akey; resi- 
dence, New Haven, Ind. 

Elizabeth Gregg, born January 17, 1838; married William 
Mackey; residence, Pleasanton, Kan. 

Marshall Gregg, born June 30, 1840; married; residence. South 

Maria Caroline Gregg, born November 19, 1842; married John 
Willson; residence, Hebron, Porter county, Ind. 

George Dewitt Gregg, born September 2, 1844; married; resi- 
dence, Hebron, Ind. 

William S. Gregg, born March 31, 1847; single; residence, 
Hebron, Ind. 

Mary Almedia Gregg, born February 29, 1850; married John 
Sigler; residence, DeMott, Jasper county, Ind. 



Edwin B. Raffensperger, son of Daniel and Mary Bowman 
Rafifensperger, was born in East Berlin, Adams county. Pa., Janu- 
uary 20, 1824. Removed to Springfield, Ohio, in 1836. United 
with the First Presbyterian church of Springfield in 184 1. Spent 
two years preparing for college at the high school, under the in- 
struction of Rev. Chandler Robbins. Entered the Freshmen class 
in Princeton, N. J., August, 1845. Was graduated in the class of 
1849. Entered the Theological Seminary at Princeton the same 
year and was graduated in the class of 1852. Was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Carlisle, June, 185 1. Was called to the First Presby- 
terian church of Urbana, Ohio, October, 1852; installed as pastor, 
May, 1853. Released from the pastorate, October, 1854. During 
his pastorate a new church edifice was built and dedicated, which 
was occupied by the church until 1895. 



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Mr. Raffensperger was married to Anna Frances Whiting, of 
Johnson, Vermont, at Urbana, November i6, 1854, by Rev. Wil- 
liam Cox. 

November 6, 1854, he was invited to the charge of the First 
Presbyterian church of Bellefontaine, Ohio. Was installed pastor, 
July 13, 1855. His services continued in Bellefontaine until April, 


He became pastor-elect of the First Presbyterian church of 
Toledo, Ohio, April, 1859; resigned in September, 1868. He then 
spent a year in Chambersburg, Pa., in labors for Wilson ccllege. 
W^as called as pastor to the Westminster Presbyterian church of 

Cleveland, Ohio, April, 1870; resigned 
April, 1873. -^t once invited to the 
pastorate of the First Presbyterian 
church of Cumberland, Maryland. 
He was installed October, 1873, and 
resigned October, 1877. Was engaged 
in editorial work in Philadelphia the 
next four years. In October. 1881, he 
took charge of the First Presbyterian 
church of Marion, Ohio; closed his 
services there in June, 1884. Com- 
menced his labors with the First 
Presbyterian church of Muncy. Pa., 
July, J884. Translation to the ^ Gen- 
eral Assembly and Church of the First 
Born," May i, 1885. 

In September, 1861, having been 
granted leave of absence by this 
church in Toledo, he entered the army as chaplain of the 14th 
O. V. I., under the command of Col. James B. Steedman. He re- 
mained with the army until late in the fall of 1862, when he re- 
turned to Toledo very low with fever. In January, 1863, he 
resigned his chaplaincy by advice of his physician and resumed 
his ministerial labors. 

He was for many years one of the trustees of Wooster Univer- 
sity, having been one of its most enthusiastic founders. He was 
also a trustee of the Chicago Theological Seminary for several 

The honoraty degrees of A. B. and A. M. were bestowed by 
Princeton College, and that of D. D, by Heidleberg College. 




Dr. Raffensperger was an earnest worker in the Master's Vine- 
yard. That he was an able preacher, there are many still living, 
to testify. That he was successful in winning souls to Christ 
many on earth and in heaven will bear record. His passion for 
souls never left him, and in his dying hours he prayed by name 
for several persons whom he longed to see brought to Christ. His 
death was a fitting end of his active life. "Thy will be done," 
thrice repeated, were his last words. 


Rev. George P. Bergen, son of David C. Bergen, and in the 
seventh generation from Hans H. Bergen, of Bergen, Norway, was 
born January i, 1820, and married Mary E. Bentley, of Albany, 
New York. 

Mr. Bergen graduated at Center College, and studied divinity 
at Princeton. He was first settled for a number of years at Spring- 
dale, near Cincinnati, and then accepted an appointment in the 
field of Domestic Missions at Omaha, Nebraska. 

After remaining two years, his 
health failing, he returned to Ohio, 
and accepted the call of this church, 
beginning his labors here, August 22. 


His pastorate expired the first 
vSunday in June, 1863, uhen he re- 
moved to Iowa. 

"These were years of great polit- 
ical excitement; nevertheless the 
church had a steady growth under his 
ministry." — dr. kat.b. 

For further data concerning Mr. 
Bergen, see address "The Pastors" by 
Dr. Puller. 

His children were Paul David 
Bergen, born here July 19, i.S6ci, (See 
cha])ter, "Those who have gone into 
the Mini.stry and Mission lMeld,";and George Bentley Bergen, 
])<)rn here June i i, 1S62. 

MRS. (;i:()R(;k v. ni.Ro.y. 






George Lewis, second son of George W. and Margaret Clay- 
baugh Kalb, was born in Franklin county, Ohio, September 12, 
1829, in the bounds of the Truro Presbyterian church. From his 
seventh year, for eight terms, he attended the country schools of 
his neighborhood, studied Latin a year with his pastor, and, after 
one term in the Preparatory Department, entered the Freshman 
class of Miami University in the fall of 1844. He had, however, 
but three years of college, as ill health in the summer and fall of 
1845 compelled him to remain at home one year; but, by studying 
alone, he was able to enter the Junior class on examination in the 
fall of 1846. In his Senior year, with others, he removed to 
Center College, Danville, Kentucky, and graduated thence June 30, 

He had united with the Truro church in March, 1843, and was 
dedicated by his parents to the ministry. But, not feeling much 
vocation in that direction, in the fall of 1848 he accepted an invi- 
tation to teach the Greek and Latin classes in the Chillicothe 
Academy, then under the charge of Wm. T. Findley, D. D. Here 
he taught and read law 'till August, 1849; ^^^^t being turned towards 
the ministry by a musical friend, he entered the A. R. P. vSemin- 
ary at Oxford, Ohio, that fall, and had the benefit of the teaching 
of the learned Dr. Claybaugh. In 1850, the Cincinnati Seminary, 
under Drs. Hoge, Rice and Lord, being opened, he entered it .and 
graduated from it in March, 1852. Meanwhile, he had been 
licensed by the Presbytery of Columbus in April, 1851, and preach- 
ed four months during vacation at mission i)oints in Pickaway and 
Ross counties. He also preached six months during his last Sem- 
inary term at Cheviot, Ohio. After graduation, he supplied his 
native church, of Truro, seven months. In Octobet, 1852, on 
invitation, he began work in the O. S. Presl)yterian church of 
Circleville, Ohio, where he was ordained pastor. May 31, 1853. 
Here he continued as pastor or supply 'till Septeml)er 6, 1863. 
September 13, 1863, he began work in the Presbyterian church, 
of Bellefontaine, where he was installed pastor in April, 1864. Here 
he continued thirty-five years and one month, the pastorate clos- 
ing on his resignation and by order of Presbytery, October 2, 189S, 
By the same action of Presbytery he was made Pastor Ivmcritus. 

I'Vom these forty-seven and a half years of nearly continuous 
service of the church, seven months must be subtracted; four of 
service in the field as chaplain of the 9()th (). V. I., and three of 





ill health in 1866, when the church kindly gave him leave of 
absence and money to travel with, 

November 30, 1853, ^^ ^^'^s united in marriage with Mary H., 
daughter of George R. and Margaret Cook Bigham, of Hamilton, 
Ohio. To them six children have been born; three daughters and 
three sons. The youngest, a son, died in infancy. The rest are 
living and married, and to them fourteen children have been born, 
two of whom have died. 

In 1872 Dr. Kalb received the 
degree of A. M. from Wittenberg 
college, and in 1875 that of D. D. 
from Wooster University. 

Besides being School Examiner 
•or forty-five years, he was a member 
of the Board of Education, of Bellefon 
taine, eighteen 3'ears, and Clerk of the 
Board seventeen years and also a mem- 
ber of the Board of Trustees, of Woos- 
ter University, twelve years; and he 
has fitted many for college by private 
instruction. He believes that a minis- 
ter may interest himself in the work 
of education, as he ought not to do 
in any other pursuit apart from hir. 
sacred calling. 


DR. r.KORGE i.p:wis kalb. 

Bj' one who has l)een closely connected witli him during almost his en- 
tire ministry here. 

Dr. Kalb has spent of his life more than the days of a genera- 
tion with his church in Bellefontaine, and his service of this church 
has been so faithful and so able that only at his own sincere 
and earnest request was he permitted to resign his charge at near- 
ly three score and ten, and was then continued by the unanimous 
wish of the church as Pastor I'^meritus. 

He has been zealous for the welfare of Zion, a devoted servant 
of the Master, a good .shepherd of his (lock, a man of sincerity, a 
.son of Cxod who ever grieved for his wayward ])rothers, and a ten- 
der comforter of the sorrowing. As a preacher he has been 


instant in season and out of season, in presenting the sincere 
milk of the Word, striving to show himself approved of the 

A hard student, he searched out the hidden things of the 
Word, and every sermon was full of instruction and food for 
thought. His studious habits and analytical mind made him a 
Bible exegete who had few peers, and those who sat down at his 
table always knew that every text he served would develop hid- 
den treasure and delightful surprises. 

Faithfulness, studiousness, sincerity, humility and devotion 
to the Master have been the strongest characteristics of his life. 
Many years he has sown the Word of Truth and the Master has 
gathered the harvest in hundreds of souls that now belong to the 
church triumphant, and in a membership that is now three times 
in number those that greeted him when he came to Bellefontaine 
a stranger, in 1863. 

Outside the church Dr. Kalb has been an honored citizen, 
who has given his aid and encouragement to all good measures, 
and has taken upon himself many burdens for the public good. 
First before all a servant of Christ, yet he has rendered to Caesar 
the things that are Caesar's, and has always been an intelligent 
observer of public events, an earnest seeker after the public good, 
and a man who righteously respected the rights of his fellow men. 

Born in a christian land, reared by christian parents, educated 
under christian influences he has exemplified the best results of 
christian teaching and example, and has lived to point and lead 
his fellow men away from the sorrows and darkness of a sinful 
world to a better life. 

0? ^ 

"Thirty-five years of pastor's life, 
Who may their secret tell; 
The hopes, the fears, the joys, the griefs, 
Which in their memory dwell. 

"Thirty-five j^ears he's sowed and prayed 
In this his chosen field. 
The harvest morn alone will show 
What fold his labors yield. 

"Thirty-five years the babes he blessed, 
Sprinkling each angel brow. 
Bear here the cross, or there the crown, 
lyife brings her workers now. 


"Thirty-five years — yon white stones tell 
How oft a tear he's shed 
O'er those who battled by his side, 
Now with the silent dead. 

"Thirty-five years the youth he taught, 
With ever watching care, 
Have shown in many a contest won, 
The guidings of his prayer. 

"We cannot tell what word or look 
May .stir the soul within. 
We may not guess what gentle tone 
Will win the heart from sin. 

"'Tis ours to sow, though cold the sky, 
And sterile be the soil; 
Not for the sheaves the Master pays. 
But for his .servant's toil. 

"The pa.stor's words some mother now 
In hope may sow again; 
And future years will proudly show 
How waves the golden grain. 

"The purblind world may never know 
From whence the seed corn came. 
The reapers on her prairies broad 
Ne'er hear our pastor's name. 

"God knows the .sower and his toil. 
He knows from whence the seed. 
His memory keepeth all the score, 
His love will bring the meed. 

"Brother, amid old lyOgan's hills. 
Still SOW the precious grain. 
The Master's eye will watch its growth; 
Will bring the sun and rain. 

"The .sun is westing and the day 
Grows gray amid thy hair. 
Fear not, the God who watclied the past 
Will guide thy foot with care. 

"Not for earth's riches hast thou wrought. 
Nor for his .servile breath. 
Thy Master's word comes cheering still — 
Be faithful unto death." 






George E. Davies, son of John R. and H. Catherine Davies, 
was born September lo, 1868, at Princeton, Kansas. 

His grandfather, James Davies, of Welch ancestry, was wide- 
ly known as a Presbyterian minister in Central Illinois. His mother 
was of Scotch-Irish descent and a relative of Robert Morris, of Rev- 
olutionary fame. 

Mr. Davies attended Princeton schools until he entered Baker 
University in 1884. Teaching and studying alternately he finished 
the classical course there in 1891, editing, while there, the college 
weekl}', "Baker Beacon." 

He did post graduate work in sociology for one year at Lake 
Forest University, and entered McCormick Theological vSeminary, 
Chicago, in the fall of 1891, graduating in 1894. 

His vacations were spent in 
Sunday -School Mission work in 
Western Minnesota and South 
Dakota, and in supplying the 
Presbyterian church at Granville, 

On graduation from the Sem- 
inary he accepted a call from Beth- 
any Presbyterian church. Fort 
Wayne, Indiana, then recently 
^^ ,^^^ _ organized, having only about sixty 

/ ^Mr ^T^ ^ members. His ministry there ter- 

minated March i, 1899, the church 
having quadrupled its membership 
and erected a handsome, modern 


He was installed as pastor of this church A])ril 23, 1899. Mr. 
Davies married September 12, 1894, Miss Mabelle A. Currie, of 
Carrie, Minnesota. Children: — Katherine C, John A. V. and 
Paul lowing Davies. 



THE Elders. 


"I,et the ek'ers that rule well te counted worthy of double honor." 


Joshua Robb was born in L'ayette county, Pa., about the year 
1786. Was married in Washington county, Pa., to Mary, daugh- 
ter of Rev. Thomas Marquis, August 27, 1S07, and between 1812 
and 181 5 he came to Ohio and located in Guernsey county, from 
where he moved to Logan county before 1828. Here he and his 

wife joined the First Pres- 
byterian church of Bellefon- 
taine, by certificate from the 
Presbyterian church at Cross 
Creek Village, Pa., in 1828. 
He was elected one of our first 
three elders, and the first 
superintendent of the vSun- 
day-school. In 1836 he be- 
came an elder of the Second 

About 1849 or 1850 he 
removed toZanesfield, where 
he assisted in organizing the 
Presbyterian church, of that 
place, on January 11, 1851, 
consisting of thirty-three 
members, at which time he 
was again elected an elder; 
but in 1852 he moved to 
Lima, Allen county, Ohio, 
and identified himself with the Presbyterian church of that 
place, and was subsequently chosen an elder there, serving 
that church in that capacity till his death on January 26, 1865. 





John Wilson Marquis, son of James and Mary Vance Marquis, 
was born about 1780, probably in Washington county, Pa. 

He married Susannah, daughter of Rev. Thomas Marquis, 
his first cousin, in Washington county, Pa., about 18 10. He came 
to Bellefontaine about 1826. Mr. Marquis purchased a farm situ- 
ated about 2 miles southeast of Bellefontaine, now owned by 
Luther Park, where he resided during his subsequent life. He 
was an original member and elder and continued as such until his 
death in December, 1856. He was a little deaf, and while walking 
on the railroad track north of Bellefontaine, was struck by a train 
and killed. Mrs. Marquis died September 5, 1846. 

Their children were: — Jane, married Henry Taylor; John and 

James, who died voung. 

V V 


Robert Patterson, the second son of Rev. James Patterson, a 
Presbyterian minister, and Rlizabeth Whiteside, was born in 
Bailee, County Down, 
Ireland, January 6, 1789. 
He arrived in the United 
States July 3, 181 1. In 
October of the same year, 
settled in Licking coun- 
ty, Ohio, and was a 
founder and original el- 
der of the Presb}terian 
church of Mary Ann, 
Licking county, and was 
there united in marriage 
to Eliza vS. Moore, April 
I, 1819. They removed 
to Bellefontaine, Ohio, 
in SejHember, 1824. 
There being no Presbyter- 
ian church here at that 
time, he and his good 
wife brought their letters 
from the church in Licking county, and united with the churcli 
at Cherokee, where they were members until the organization of 
the Presbyterian church at Bellefontaine, in 1828, at which time 



]\Ir, Patterson was made a ruling elder. Several of the early 
recoids of the church were written by him as clerk of the Session. 

He was a prominent merchant and business man. Was presi- 
dent of the Bellefontaine & Delaware R. R. 

He died at Findlay, Ohio, September 8, 1867, in his 79th year, 
at the home of his son-in-law, Rev. R. H. HolU'day, while on a 
visit there with his children. His remains were brought here and 
buried in the Bellefontaine cemetery. 


Thomas Marquis was born in Frederick county, Va., October 2, 
1767; was married in Frederick county to Miss Joanna Hoge, Janu- 
ary II, 1790, and died in Montgomery county, Ohio, October 19, 


He moved from Frederick county, Va., to Cross Creek Village, 
Washington county. Pa., where he was elder in the Presb3'terian 
church. Thence he moved to Crab Apple, Belmont county, Ohio, 
where he was an elder. Thence to Martinsburgh, Knox county, 
Ohio, where he was an elder. Thence in 1832 to Bellefontaine, 
Ohio, where he was an elder of the First Presbyterian church from 
April 22, 1833, to April, 1836, and of the Second Presbyterian 
church from April, 1836 to 1850. 

Mrs. Joanna died April 26, i860, aged 87. 


John McCracken, son of Robert, (born in May, 1765,) and 
Margaret, daughter of Wm. McClellan, of Adams County, Pa., 
and grandaughter of William, of Colerain, Ireland, was born in 
1789, in Gettysburg, Penn. He married, April 14, 1814, Ann 

Mr. McCracken came to Bellefontaine in 1833, from Muskin- 
gum county, Ohio. 

He united with this church April 20, 1833, by letter from Salt 
Creek (Ohio) Presbyterian church, of which he had been an 

He was ordained an elder April 22, 1836. He removed in the 
spring of 1842 to the West Liberty church, and died in West Lib- 
erty, September i, 1855, aged 66. 

His children were: — Margaret Kesia, married Samuel Hover; 
David Waugh, married Sarah C. Hover; Jane Eliza, married 
James Kerr; Robert, married Sarah C. Irwin; Sarah A., married 



David W. Lyon; Milton M., married Mary Jane Seegar; Martha 
Ellen, married Wm. Hubbard; Mary Ann, married Thos. L. 
Kerr; and Nancy. 


James Kerr, son of James Kerr, (see Kerr family genealogy,) 
was born near Gettysburg, Pa., November, 1778, where he grew to 
manhood and whence he moved, with his father and family, 
to Harrison county, Ohio, in the spring of 1850. 

He joined the Presbyterian church early in life, and in about 
the year 1830 was elected a ruling elder in the Beech Spring 
Presbyterian church. 

In the spring of 1836 he, with his family, removed to a farm 
near Belief ontaine, Ohio, and was soon after, August 22, 1836, 
made a ruling elder in this church, and served with faith and zeal 
until his death, August 30th, 1846, aged 67, 


David Patterson and 
wife, Eleanor McCracken, 
daughter of Robert and Mar- 
garet (McClellan) McCrack- 
en, were born at Gettysburg, 
Pa. ; belonged to the Presby- 
terian church called Marsh 
Creek church, near Gettys- 
burg. They were married 
October 27, 1818. They 
came to Ohio in 181 9 and 
settled near Zanesville, He 
remained there until he came 
to Bellefontaine in the year 
1824, where he resided un- 
til the year 1841, when he 
went to Oxford, Ohio. 

He lived in Conners- 
\ille, Indiana, and was an 
DAVID I'ATTKkSDN. cldcr of tlic Prcsbytcriau 

church there several years before his return to Logan county in 1851. 



He first united with this church in 1835; was ordained elder 
August 22, 1836. He died May 16, 187 1, aged 75. 

Mrs. Eleanor died here December 8, 1870, aged 79 years. 

Children: — Margaret J., married Mathew W. Pollock; Eliza 
Ann, married Rev. Nathan R. Johnston; Augusta, married John 
C. Davis; Robert McC, married Eleanor Royster; Mary M., 
married Alex. B. Irving; John W.; married Martha Wren. 


Abraham Boyd was born in Alleghen}' county, Pa., within the 
limits of Bull Creek church, May 4, 18 10. His people moved to 
Trumbull county, Ohio, when he was four years old. About the 
first of March, 1837, he came to Allen county, and was married to 
Maria B. Hover, March 9th, 
of the same year. He went 
to Bellefontaine in 1842 to 
nurse his wife's mother, 
Mrs. Ezekiel Hover, and 
soon after her death, about 
1844, came back to his 
farm in Shawnee township, 
Allen county, Ohio, where 
he now resides, having sur- 
vived his entire family, ex- 
cepting a son and daughter 
and one brother. He was an 
elder of this church from No- 
vember 24, 1842, until his 
return to Allen county. He 
is now a ruling elder in the 
Presbyterian church of South 
Main street, Lima, and is a 
regular attendant on the Sab- 
bath morning service and 
Sunday-school . 

Maria Belinda Hover was born in Duck Creek, Trumbull 
county, Ohio. She came to the Shawnee Village, Allen county, 
May I, 1833; was married to Abraham Boyd, March 9, 1837, and 
died April 25, 1875. 




Their daughter, Sallie C, born on the farm where she now 
lives, February 3, 1845, was married March 12, 1868, to J. H. Berry- 


John Paris, born in 1805, came to Bellefontaine from Wheel- 

ng, Virginia, in 1836. 
He united with this church 
by letter from the Forks of 
Wheeling church January 
^3> 1837. He was a ruling 
elder in the First Presbyter- 
ian church of Bellefontaine, 
from November 23, 1842, until 
his death. He died at his 
residence in Logan county, 
Ohio, on the 23rd day of Oc- 
tober, 1862, in the 57th year 
of his life. He was accustom- 
ed to say that his allotment 
was all he could wish; it sel- 
dom falls to the lot of man to 
die so serenely. 

Mr. Faris was a farmer. 
He married, first, Ann, 
daughter of Arthur Mor- 
rison, who died February 2, 
1837, aged 26 years. He 
married, second, Martha, daughter of William Yates, who died 
February 20, 1884, aged 72 

Their children were: — Grazella, Harvey R., Mary Elizabeth, 
Samuel L., Salmon C, William D., Jno. Stewart, James A., An- 
drew Lowrie. 


James D. Campbell, elder of the First Presbyterian church, of 
Bellefontaine, Ohio, was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in 
1803, Immigrated to Bellefontaine when quite a young man. He 
was converted and joined the Presbyterian church. Was married 
to Miss Rhoda Calendar, of Bellefontaine, in 1832. Moved to 
Texas in 1859, '^here he was an earnest worker <hiring the remain- 




der of his life. He held the 
office of elder in the Presby- 
terian church here until 
his removal in May, 1859, 
and later at Helena and 
Escondida, Texas, and was 
Sunday-school superintend- 
ent for many years. 

He raised a family of 
four girls and four boys, 
five of whom are still living 
and married, and have 
large families. 

He died December 22, 
1875, "ear Kennedy, Texas. 

Mrs. Campbell still re- 
sides in Kennedv. Texas. 




elder in this church November 28, 1846 

Ezra Bennett, son of 
Timothy Bennett, was born 
March 13, 1812, in Cumber- 
land county. New Jersey. 
Left fatherless, at the age of 
14. he learned the trade of 
cabinet maker and worked 
in Cincinnati. During the 
year of 1828, he was in busi- 
ness in Springfield and New 
Vienna, Ohio. United with 
the Presbyterian church at 
Springfield, August 30, 1828. 

He married Mary A. 
Bryant, July 10, 1834, at New 
Vienna, Ohio. He was made 
elder in Xenia, Ohio, in 
1 84 1. He read law and com- 
menced its practice in Belle - 
fontaine in 1845. Was made 

Was elected Prosecutor 



tiiid Probate Judge of Logan county in 1852. In 1863 he engaged 
in the undertaking business in Bellefontaine, at the corner of De- 
troit stre^^t and Cohimbus avenue; built ' Bennett Block," and 
later added furniture to his business. 

He died August 22, 1889. At the time of death he was the 
oldest elder in Bellefontaine, and had served this church in that 
capacity nearly forty-three years, a longer time than any other 


Thomas Marquis Stevenson, the eldest son of Rev. Joseph 
Stevenson, the first pastor of this church, and Sarah Marquis, 
daughter of Rev. Thomas Marquis, was born in West Alexander, 
Pa., in 1807. 

In his igtli year he came 
with his father to Bellefon- 
taine and assisted in building 
the old Stevenson home- 
stead, and in "clearing" the 

In September, 1828, he 
was married to Miss Judith 
Hover, daughter of an elder 
in the church of Cherokee, 
(now Huntsville. ) lie built 
the house and cleared the 
farm now occupied by his 
youngest son, David M. 
Stevenson, and here rais- 
ed a large family, and made 
his home until the last year 
of his life. 

Although living an ex- 
emplary christian life, and 
maintaining, from the earl- 


iest recollection of his cliildren, a family altar whose wor- 
ship, morning and evening, always inrludi-d llir reading of 
the Bible, singing and ])rayer, Mr. vStevenson did not unite with 
the church nntil his daughter, Sarah, was twelve or thirteen vears 


of age, about 1842-3, when they were received together. It was 
his custom to read the scriptures "in course" in family worship, 
and in this way the entire volume was read through several times; 
once with Scott's "Comments" and "Practical Observations." It 
was impossible for his family to grow up in ignorance of what the 
Bible contained, and very naturally they all came into the church 
early in life. 

It is a high testimonial to his christian character and standing 
that Mr. Stevenson was not many years a communicant before 
he was made an elder, November 28, 1846. Wise in counsel, 
excellent in judgment, prudent in speech and blameless in life, 
"a liberal conservative," he added strength to the Session, and 
in him the heart of his pastor "safely trusted." 

He frequently represented the Session of this church in the 
Presbytery and Synod, and in 1865 was a commissioner to the 
General Assembly from the Presbytery of Sidney. 

After being identified with this congregation from his infancy, 
as a member of the church for more than forty years, and having 
served in the Session under every pastor, except his father, Mr. 
Stevenson died December 23rd, 1883, in the 77th year of his life, 
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. A. Silver, at Topeka, Kansas. 


Mr. Robert Henderson was born in Pennsylv'ania, June 8, 
181 2. He moved with his father, when still a little boy, to Jeffer- 
son county, Ohio, where he lived on a farm until he was married 
to Margarett McDewitt, September 15, 1836; they moved to Utica, 
Ohio, on a farm. He was elder there of the Presbyterian church 
for five or six years. 

He moved to Belief ontaine in 1846, where he was immediately, 
November 26, 1846, elected elder of the Presbyterian church, serv- 
ing until his death, July 8, 1851, aged 39 years and one month. 

He died leaving a wife and three children, two of whom are 
still living: — Sarah J., now Mrs. David Anderson, of Kewanee, 
Illinois, and Mrs. J. G. Walker. 


William Grabiel Kennedy, fifth son of Joseph and Ann Ken- 
nedy, was born near Cumberland, Pennsylvania, August 10, 1810. 



When he was young his parents moved to Milford Center, Union 
county, Ohio, where he was raised. He left there for Dayton, 
where he lived some time, then moved near Springfield, Ohio, and 
thence to Bellefontaine in 1837. Was made elder of the Presby- 
terian church November 26th, 1857. 


He married Mary Edwards Patterson January 17th, 1839, ^"<i 
died March 5th, 1862. He was a merchant and prominent l)usi- 
ness man of Bellefontaine for twentv vears. 

S. \V. FU LI. KK. 

S. W. Fuller, son of Seth and Hannah (daughter of Colonel 
I'^isher, of Mass.) I'uUer, was born January 25, 18 14, in Athens 



county, Ohio. Was a member of what was called the Sabbath- 
school 79 years ago, taught by his father with possibly some ad- 
ditional help. His father died a few months later during the year 
1 82 1. His mother survived him about three years when she died, 
and in the interval between their deaths, two brothers, younger 
than himself, were called away. He found a home with an uncle, 
by marriage, in Washington county, near Parkersburg, now West 
Virginia. He remained there on the farm until his majority. 
Shortly afterwards he commenced reading medicine in the office 
of Dr. John Latton, in Marietta, Ohio, where he spent two years 
and a half going through the ordinary text books and doing con- 
siderable reading outside. During his stay in Marietta, in 1836 
he united with the Congregational church of that city. He attend- 
ed medical lectures in Cincinnati during the winter of 1837-8, and 
began practice in West Liberty, Ohio, during the sunnner of 1838, 

but did not get a diploma 
for some years afterward, 
and then from another col- 
lege, the former having brok- 
en down. 

During the spring of 
1 85 1 his wife and he united 
with the Springhill church, 
from which his church rela- 
tions were transferred to the 
First Presbyterian church of 
Belief ontaine. May 3, 1856. 
He was ordained elder of 
the church November 26, 
1857, and his continued ser- 
vice of forty years is only 
equalled by that of Judge 
Bennett. He served as clerk 
of the Session for twenty 
years or more. 

Dr. Fuller has been one 
of the most prominent phy- 
sicians in thi.^ county for sixty-one years and still has considerable 





Wm. McColloch was born in Logan county, Ohio, March ist, 
1816. He was the son of 
Rev. George and Nancy Mc- 
Colloch. With the excep- 
tion of a few years spent in 
Circleville, Ohio, Bellefon- 
taine was his only home. 

He was a merchant of 
this city. He united with 
the First Presbyterian church 
December 22, 1854; was or- 
dained as elder November 
26, 1857. He was superin- 
tendent of the Sunday- 
school, or very active in its 
management for over 20 
years. He was faithful and 
true to his church, attending 
faithfully all its services, and 
was a diligent student of 
God's Word. His death oc- 
curred May 2, 1877. 



Josiah Moore, son of Joseph and Lydia Moore, and grandson of 
David Moore, of Wilksbarre, Pa., was born at Rocky Fort, Lick- 
ing county, Ohio, December 10, 1810, and was about eight years 
old when his mother, Lydia, died and he was sent to live with his 
sister, ]\Irs. Patterson, in Bellefontaine. He was converted under 
the preaching of Rev. Mr. Stevenson. In 1834 he was married to 
Kli/abeth Stevenson, daughter of his pastor. He joined this 
church September 30, 1831, and was elected elder November 26, 


Josiah Moore moved to ^McLean county, Illinois, in 1859; 
afterwards his family lived at Chenoa, Towanda, Watseka and 
Gibson City. In nearly all these places Mr. Moore was a rul- 
ing elder. 

Mr. Moore died May 21. 1S9S, aged S7. He was a consistent, 
faithful christian man, who for a number of years desired to de- 



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John Anderson Mcll- 
vaine, son of William Mc- 
Ilvaine, was born in Little 
Washington, Pennsylvania, 
in 1831. He was of Scotch 
parentage, and w-as raised 
in the beliefs of the Presby- 
terian church. The family 
moved to Logan county, 
Ohio, north of Huntsville, 
while he was yet a child. 
During his early manhood 
he united with the church 
at Huntsville, and June 10, 
1859, transferred his mem- 
bership to Bellefontaine. 
He conducted a store in 

part and be with Christ. 
Mrs. Moore died in Gibson 
City in 1883. An indica- 
tion of the character of this 
man was his request that 
the worship of God might 
not be interfered with by 
having his funeral on the 

Of the children born 
to these Godly parents 
four are living: — Joseph 
Wiley, of Fitsgerald, Geor- 
gia; John S., of Gibson 
City, Illinois; Mrs, Sarah 
Huber, of Bellefontaine, 
Ohio, and Mrs. Sallie M, 
Rockwood, an adopted 
daughter, in Fairbury, 




Bellefontaine, and was elected sheriff of the county, and later 
elected and re-elected Clerk of the Court. 

He was an elder of the church for 33 years; from March 3, 
1863, until his death July 13, 1896. He w^as buried at Bellefon- 

He married Margaret E. Wishard, by whom he had two child- 
ren: — Ella (deceased) and Thomas Oscar, of Huntington, Indiana 

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George A. Henry, son of Joel and Patience ( Easton ) H enry 

was born August 9, 1837, in 
Jefferson towaiship, this 
county. Married October 22, 
1863, Emily, daughter of 
Joshua and Sarah (Nelson) 

Mr. Henry united with 
the church September 2, 
1 86 1, and was elected an 
elder July 28, 1872. He is a 
farmer and resides about 
five miles northeast of Belle- 

Children: — lola Pati- 
ence, born F'ebruary 14, 
1866; Sarah Eva, born June 
30, 1869. 

George Henry, grand- 
father of above, was born in 
Rapidan, Virginia, and has 
children, Joel, William, of 
this county, and Nancy who married Rev. George McColloch. 


J. Q. A. Campbell, son of Charles Fenelon and Harriet Essing- 
ton (Kephart) Campbell, was born September 28, 1838, in Ripley, 
Ohio. » 

He was educated at Ripley. His father, a college graduate 
and life-long student, assisted him materially. He learned the 
printers' trade and became a partner of his father, who publish- 




ed the Ripley Bee. In January, 1865, Mr. Campbell moved to 
Belief ontaine, purchasing the Belief ontaine Republican, which he 
has continued to publish ever since. 

Mr. Campbell has been very active in all the affairs of the 
town and county, but not 
a candidate for any office. 
He was selected as Presi- 
dential Elector in 1880, 
when President Garfield 
was selected. Has been 
trustee of our Water 

Mr. Campbell served 
during the Civil War in 
the Fifth Iowa Volunteer 
Infantry, ard in the 
Fifth Iowa Volunteer 
Cavalry, three and one- 
half years. He united 
with the Second Presby- 
terian church in Ripley 
when seventeen years of 
age and his membership 
was transferred to the 
First Presbyterian church 
of Bellefontaine under 
Dr. Kalb's pastorate, in 1865. 
28, 1872. 

Mr. Campbell married, Isabella L. Dorwin March 8, 1866, who 
died January 11, 1867, and married Miss Estelle Hoge April 11, 

Their children are: — Wilfred B., residence at Chicago, Illinois; 
Bertha E., married to W. G. Stinchcomb, M. D. ; and Claire Gail. 


James Paulding Wallace, M. D., son of Rev. Samuel and 
^ancy A. Barnett Wallace, was born near Oxford, Ohio, on the fifth 
of August, 1849. 

His youth was spent in Piqua where his father was pastor of 
the United Presbyterian church. He united with the church at 


He was ordained ruling elder July 



the age of fifteen and at twenty was made a ruling elder. 
He was graduated from Mon- 
mouth College, IlHnois, the 
Medical College of Ohio in 
Cincinnati, and at Bellevue 
Hospital College, New York. 
He practiced medicine in 
Piqua two years, then in 
1877 removed to Bellefon- 
taine where he united with 
the First Presbyterian church 
June loth, 1877, and was 
made an elder on September 
26th 1880. 

Afterwards, on account 
of failing health, he went to 
Greeley, Colorado, where he 
lived six years, and where 
he again was made a ruling 
elder. He died n the 
fourth of March, 1894, aged 


He married in Piqua, March 16, 1876, Miss Laura E., daughter 
of Wm. Garvey. 

Children: — Margaret H., William G., Nancy E., James Fuller, 
and Hallett D. 


Joseph Stevenson, son of Rev. Joseph and Sarah Stevenson, 
was born September 11, 1818. 

He united with the church in Cherokee, in January, 1840. He 
married Margaret Ann Kerr November 4, 1839, and to them seven 
sons were born. Six are still living and all are members of the 
Presbyterian church: — George P., of Hamilton, Ohio; James K., of 
Zanesfield, Ohio; Gilbert M., Charles A., and Jose])h E., of Belle- 
fontaine; and Rev. Robert S., of Carmi, Illinois. Their fourth 
.son, William L., died >\iieii but two and one-half years old. 

Jose])li Stevenson began starting the tunes in family worshi]) 
and leading the music in church when sixteen years old. Was 
leader of the first choir in this church, and held that i)osition, prac- 



tically, for fifty years. He 
was elected a trustee of this 
church in 1846, and was 
ordained a ruling elder July 
II, 1886. 

Mr. Stevenson is a far- 
mer residing on the land 
given his grandmother, Jane 
Park Marquis, in 1806. 

judge duxcan 


John Duncan Mc Laugh 
lin, son of James Buick and 
Margaret ( Parker l 'Slc- 
Laughlin, born July 26, 
1844, near Rush Creek, Lo- 
gan county, Ohio. Attend- 
ed B e 1 1 e f o n t a i n e high 
school, taught school in 


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Lewistown, studied survey- 
ing and engineering with 
his father, and was employ- 
ed in that profession for 
three years. He began the 
stud}- of law in 1866, gradu- 
ating from the Cincinnati 
Law School in 1869, and the 
same year became a mem- 
ber of the law firm of Mc- 
Laughlin (his father) & 
Dow. His father died in 
1878, but this partnership 
continued for the unusual 
period of twenty-eight years. 
In 1897, Mr, Dow was made 
Judge of the Common Pleas 
Court, and Mr. McLaugh- 
lin, Judge of the Probate 
Court of Logan county. Mr. 




McLaughlin has been an officer of the Bellefontaine National 
Bank, and of the Citizens' Building & Loan Association many 

Mr. McLaughlin united wi^li this church March 5, 1864, and 
has been very active and faithful in its service. Has been a dea- 
con since June 12, 1869. Was trustee from 187 1, much of the 
time, until 1886. Has been an elder since July 11, 1886, and Clerk 
of the Session since December i, 1887. Was also Superintendent 
of the Sunday-school several terms. 

His children are: — George D., Albert C, Ella S., Florence M., 
and Marie L. 



Gilbert M. Stevenson, 
son of Joseph and Margaret 
Ann Stevenson, was born 
April 7, 1845. 

He united with the 
church June 3. 1865. Was 
Superintendent of the Sun- 
day-school in 1885-86-87. 
He married Martha A. Mar- 
tin December 28, 1869. He 
was ordained ruling elder 
June 15, 1890. 

Mr. Stevenson has been 
actively engaged in mer- 
chandising and the tele- 
phone V)usiness. 

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John H. West, son of William H. and Ivli/abeth W. West, was 
born February 8tli, 1858, at Bellefontaine, Ohio, where he attend- 
ed the ])ublic schools until his graduation iherefrom in 1S77. in 
the fall of which year he entered the University of Wooster, re- 
maining there until 1880. In 1884 he was graduated from the 
Cincinnati Law School, admiltcd to, and entered ii])on the practice 
of his ])r()fessi()n. 



In 1885 he was married to Ella L. Johnson, of Wooster, Ohio, 

Uniting with the First 
Presbyterian church of 
Belief ontaine December 31, 
1882, he was elected as a 
member of its Board of 
Trustees in 1887, of which 
Board he acted as treasurer, 
and was elected and ordain- 
ed as a ruling elder June 15, 

In 1888 he was, by the 
Session of the church, ap- 
pointed as Assistant Superin- 
tendent of its Sunday-school, 
and in 1889 as its Superin- 
tendent, which position he 
is still holding, and has held 
continuousl}', with the ex- 
ception of one year, since 
his first appointment. 

Mr. West was a trustee of 
the Glover Collegiate Institute and is now a member of the same 
Board of the University of Wooster. 

Children: — Johnson E., Clara E., Samuel E., Katherine, Mar- 
garet J. 


Samuel Andrew Buchanan was born at Lancaster, Ohio, Sep- 
tember 7th, 1849, his father being Rev. James Hervey, and mother 
Mary Salome Carpenter, Buchanan; his grandfather, Rev. Samuel 
Carpenter, was a Baptist minister, and his father a Presbyterian 
minister, the latter being principal and owner of the Oxford 
(Ohio) Female Institute, now Oxford College, a United Presby- 
terian Boarding School, from 1854 to 1867. 

Samuel A. Buchanan attended Miami University, Oxford, 
and Ohio State University, Columbus, pursuing a course of civil 
engineering. Was County Surveyor of Logan county from 1882 
to 1888; came to Bellefontaine in 1875; married Li vy Lusk, Oxford, 
Ohio, October 2, 1878. May 31, 1879, he joined this church on 




profession, and at the same 
time his wife joined by let- 
ter from the Presbyterian 
church of Oxford. 

The}' have two sons: — 
Sutton Richey, born 1880; 
James Wallace, born 1884; 
both members of the church. 
They resided at No. 402 Gar- 
field avenue for 15 years. 

Mr. Buchanan was elect- 
ed elder September 13, 1896, 
and for more than ten years 
has been an active member 
of the Sunday-school as 
teacher, Superintendent, and 
Assistant Superintendent. 

Mr. Buchanan recently 
removed to Kenton. 

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Joseph W. Weaver was 
born in Haldimand county, 
Canada, April 6th, 1857. 
United with the Methodist 
church of Canada in 1875; 
with the Monroe street M. 
K. church, Toledo, 1881; the 
Washington street Conj.(re- 
gational church in 1885, and 
with the M. E. church of 
Bellefontaine b}' letter in 
1886. lie married here Miss 
Alice Jamison. 

September i, 1889, he 
united with this church, and 
was elected an elder, April 
17, 1898. Mr. Weaver is a 




James Albert McMillen was born November 8th, 1857, at 
Huntsville, Ohio, and moved to Bellefontaine when five years old. 
He joined the United Presbyterian church of Bellefontaine 
when about 13 years of age, and later was elected and ordained a 
ruling elder in said church. 

He united with the 
First Presbyterian church 
May 2, 1895, and was ordain- 
ed an elder April 17, 1898. 
His father, Mr. D. K. Mc- 
Millen, was born in West- 
moreland county, Pa., and 
located in Bellefontaine in 


Mr. McMillen is of 

Scotch-Irish ancestry, his 

grandfather having moved 

from Scotland to this 

country in the early part of 

this century. 

Mr. McMillen is an en- 
gineer. He was married 
to Miss Mary, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. William 
Clancy, in 1883. 

Children, six daughters: 
— Prima May, Nellie Claire, Margaretta, Florence Estelle, Mary 
Alberta and Nina Clancy. 


Reuben B. Keller, son of Sebastian and L3^dia A. (Houtz) 
Keller, was born in Bellefontaine November 28, 1842, and educat- 
ed in Bellefontaine and at Eastman's College, Poughkeepsie, New 
York. He was in the agricultural implement business until Jan- 
uary, 1869, since when he has been in the Peoples' National Bank, 
of which he has been Director and Assistant Cashier and Cashier 
since its organization in 1880. He united with the Lutheran 
church in January, 1868. Was a deacon of that church and prac- 
tically had charge of its finances for twenty-four years. He unit- 



ed with the Presbyterian church April i8, 1897, and was elected 
an elder of the same April 17, 1898. 

Mr. Keller served in Company D, 45th O. V. I., from August, 
1862, to June, 1865, in the army of the Cumberland, under General 


Was married December 20, 1870, to Annable Taylor, daughter 
of Mahlon K. Taylor, of Bellefontaine. 

Children: — Ida A., born June 13, 1872; married July 7, 1897, 
Guy C. Odor; Herman B., born June 7, 1880. 



Children of the Church. 


Ministers and missionaries who were for at least a short time 
members of this church or congregation, and more or less influ- 
enced by its zealous religious teaching; and who have since gone 
to the different parts of the earth teaching the christian religion. 

"Mid the homes of want and woe, 
Strangers to the I^iving Word. 
Let the vSaviour's herald go: 
Let the voice of Hope be heard. 


PAUL David Bergen, son of Rev. George P. and Mary E. 
(Bentley) Bergen, was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio, June 
19th, 1S60, and is now a missionary stationed at Chingtao. 
China. He is the oldest son of 
Rev. George P. Bergen, who 
was pastor of the First Pres- 
byterian church of Bellefon- 
taine from 1859 to 1863. • 
The foundation of his 

education was received at 
his father's college at Birm- 
ingham, Iowa. His college 
course was completed at the 
University of Chicago, and 
his theological course at 
Princeton in the spring of 
1882. Before he was yet 22 
years of age he was licensed 
to preach by his father's old 
Presbytery, and for several 
months at a time he sup- 
plied several pulpits, impres- 
sing every one with whom 
he came in contact by his 
deep consecration. 

In August, 1883, he married Miss Mary McKinney, of Aledo, 
Illinois, a graduate of Lake Forest University, and a musician of 
rare ability. 




Early in September, 1883, Rev. Paul D. Bergen and wife sail- 
ed as missionaries for China, where at Chenanfoo they spent eight 
years. The missionaries, Murry and Hunter Corbett, were the 
pioneers and only foreigners there at the time. 

In the early nineties they returned to America, and, feeling 
the need of fresh ammunition, as they expressed it, entered 
Johns Hopkins University and took a post-graduate course. 

In the meantime the Rev. Mr. Bergen's mother died, and 
they felt the way was again open for their return to China, and 
accordingly in September, 1894, they sailed, taking with them a 
son, born during their visit in America. On their return to China 
they were located at Cliefoo. 

In the fall of 1898 they volunteered to go to Chingtao to shep- 
herd a flock of four or five hundred christians. The work of 
preaching, teaching and itinerating is dear to both of them, as 
many letters from both repeat the message: "Our hearts yearn 
for China."' 


Edgar L. Combs, son 
of George K. and Sarah 
(Byers) Combs, was born in 
1858. He was a niem])er of 
this church Sunday-school, 
and removed from Bellefon- 
taine to Allerton, Iowa. 

He .says, ''I had aljout 
finished a course in law 
when I gave it up to pre- 
pare for the ministry. I 
was a student in Parson's 
College, P'airfield, Iowa. I 
graduated from McCormick 
Seminary in 1889, and was 
ordained by bjiiporia Pres- 
bytery May 22nd, 1889. 
Have been a pastor at 
Quenemo, Waverly and 
Garnett, Kansas; I\Ietrc)])()lis, 



Illinois and Winthrop, Iowa, and at one time was an evangelist in 
Neosho Presbytery. In these churches I have received 253 on 
profession. There have been three churches and two manses 
built " 


John W. B. Combs, son of George and Sarah (Byers) 
Combs, was born in Dewitt county, Illinois, October 28, 1861. 
Later his parents moved to Wayne county, Iowa, and his early 
education was obtained in the schools of that state. He was for a 
time a member of the Sunday-school of this church. He started 
to school at Parkville, Missouri, when he was 19 years of age, but 
his health failing was compelled to leave school. In 1888 he went 
to Salina, Kansas, where he seemed gradually to regain health, 
and the hope, before cherished, of preaching the gospel returned. 
By the advice of ministerial friends he presented himself to Solo- 
mon Presbytery and by that body was commissioned to labor in 
the churches of Mt. Pleasant and Poheta, where he rendered excel- 
lent service. He married Miss Nannie Roberts. Was never able 
to complete his college course and died at the home of his parents 
in Allerton, Iowa, August 10, 1889. 

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Salmon Coles Paris, son of John and Anne Morrison Paris, 
was born at Triadelphia, West Virginia, December, 1831. When 
five years of age his parents removed to Bellefontaine, Ohio, where 
he attended public school, and prepared for college. His colle- 
giate education was received at Washington and JefiFerson College, 
Washington, Pa., and his theological course was taken at Prince- 
ton Seminary, where he graduated in 1866. He was licensed to 
preach the gospel by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, New 
Jersey, February, 1866, and the summer of the same year was 
ordained by the Presbytery of West Virginia. 

In November, 1863, he married Miss Amanda F. Hayes, of 
Washington, Pa. He was stated supply at Buckannon and French 
Creek in 1866-68; Superintendent of City Missions, Pittsburg, Pa., 
in 1868-74; General Agent of Pennsylvania Bible Society in 1875- 
76; pastor-elect at Apple Creek, Ohio, in i876-;8; pastor at Perrys- 



ville, Ohio, in 1879-S1; pastor at Frankfort Springs, Pa., in 1882-85, 
President of Richmond Col- 
lege in 1886-188S; pastor of 
Richmond (Ohio) First 
church in 1885-1890; Secre- 
tary of the American Sabbath 
Union in the year following. 

In 1892 he went South, 
taking charge of the church 
at Starke, Florida, until 
1895, and the church at 
Glenwood for another year. 

Since 1897 Dr. Faris has 
been pastor of the church at 
Candler, P'lorida, where he 
is laboring at the present 

The degree of D. D. he 
received from Richmond 
College, Richmond, Ohio, 



Mattie S. Byers, daughter of J, W. and M. J. Byers, was born 
in Bellefontaine, October 3, i860, and was educated in the Belle- 
fontaine .schools. She united with this church March 5, 1876. In 
the summer of 1884 she entered the mi.ssion field as a teacher in 
Utah, being stationed at Brigham City. 

The .school had an attendance of from twenty to forty-eight 
pupils; the Sabbath school averaged about thirty. The teacher's 
work is visiting as well as school-room work. She spent three 
years in the work; nine and one-half months each year in the 
school room work, and came home in the summer of 1887. 

She married Mr. John Fehl, and now lives at Carthage, Mis- 




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Lula Frey, (laughter of Captain John and Emily (Kelsey) 
Frey, was born in Sidney, Ohio. 

She graduated from the Bellefontaine High School in 
1886, and from the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, 
Ohio, in the year 1892. After attending the Lucy Rider Train- 
ing School for one year in Chicago, and Moody's Bible 
Institute there, she, in 1893, went to Korea as a missionary 
under the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Meth- 




odist Episcopal church. 
Since then she has been 
permanently located at 
Seoul, Korea. 

Miss Fiey has been an 
indefatigable and zealous 
worker. She has been very 
successful in acquiring the 
very difficult Korean lan- 
guage and has assisted in 
the translation of American 
school books for the benefit 
of the Korean boys and girls. 
She visited home in 1899; 
but her heart is in her life 
work of raising the Korean 
children and people to a 
higher and nobler life, and 
she gladly returned to her 
work in Korea, 



Mrs. Fulton was h)orn in 
Zanesville, Ohio, about 181 4; 
was daughter of William 
Henry and Jane Huntington. 

vShe marrif'd Dr. Abra- 
ham Fulton, who was a 
prominent physician in Sid- 
ney, West Liberty, Rushsyl- 
vania and Bellefontaine 
many years. 

Dr. I'ulton was an active 
member of this church and 
a Superintendent of this See chapter 
concerning the vSunday- 
school for his picture. Both 
Dr. and Mrs. Inilton united 




with this church June 2, 1S66. He died here December 14, 1874. 
Mrs. Fulton removed to Topeka, Kansas, in 1883, and identi- 
fied herself with the relief of homeless freedmen in Topeka, Dun- 
lap and Cherokee, Kansas, and home mission work at Hell's Half- 
acre Mission, Kansas City, Missouri. 

Dr. and Mrs. Fulton had but one child, Mary M., who was 
educated at the Ohio Wesleyan Female College, Delaware, Ohio, 
and married Dr. M. R. Mitchell, of Northwood, Ohio. They re- 
side in Topeka, Kansas, where Dr. Mitchell is Professor of Obstet- 
rics in the Kansas Medical College. 


Alice M. Irwin, daughter of George and Sarah (Collins) 
Irwin, was born near Huntsville, Ohio. She united with this 
church February 24, 1867, and married Rev. D. O. Ghormley, D. 
D. For mention of their subsequent work see sketch of Rev. Dr. 

Ghormley under ''Hunts- 
ville Church." 

She says: "I was a 
member of this Sunday- 
school from 1 86 1 to 1882; 
most of that time as a pupil. 
Mrs. J. Q. A. Campbell, Mrs. 
Jane McCormick, Dr. Kalb 
and Robert Lamb are the 
teachers I best remember. 
The strong practical sermons 
of Dr. Kalb did much to in- 
fluence my life. 

"We did much difficult 
pioneer work during the 
years we were in Portland, 
But the Lord has signally 
blessed the labors of our 
hands there so that we can 
only rejoice in 'all this work 
and labor of love' done in 
His name. 

"I was honored with the office of General Corresponding Sec- 
retary of the North Pacific Board of Missions, and represented the 



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cause in Central Committee during the General Assembly at Sara- 
toga, New York, in 1894." 


Joseph Gordon Grabiel was born February 26, 1866, at Wal- 
nut Grove, Ohio, son of Jacob and Mary Westlake Grabiel. He 


graduated with honors at the Ohio Normal University in iKS8, 
having taught four years in the meantime. On tlic advice of Rev. 



George L. Kalb, D. D., together with that of his pastor, Rev 
James E. Alexander, of Rushsylvania, he placed himself under 
the care of the Bellefontaine Presbytery as a candidate for the 
gospel ministry, and entered Lane Seminary. Here he spent 
three years, graduating with the class of 1891. During the last 
year of his seminary course he supplied the churches of DeGraff 
and Huntsville. At graduation they extended him a unanimous 
call to become their pastor. He remained on this field about a 
year. Of three calls he accepted that of the Church of the 
Covenant, of West Ba\- City, Michigan, in the spring of 1892, 
remaining there five years, during which time the church mem- 
bership was increased three hundred and fifty per cent. While 
here he conducted one revival alone in which 141 cards were sign- 
ed, and 32 members were added to the church. He saw fit to 
give up this work in 1897, and accepted a call from the church of 
Fairgrove, Michigan. He is now located in Dennison, Ohio. 

He married Miss Mae B. McMillen, of Walnut Grove. Mrs. 
Grabiel is an accomplished musician and a fine singer, and has 
been a great help to him in his work. To them three children 
have been born: — Paul Ruskin, March 6, 1890; Mary Estie, Sep- 
tember 26, 1891, died October i, 1891, and Ruth Glyde, June 24, 


Virgil L. Grabiel, now pastor of the Presbyterian church at 
Kings, Illinois, is the son of Jacob Grabiel, a farmer living near 
Rushsylvania. Jacob G. moved to Bellefontaine in 1887. He had 
been an elder in the Presbyterian church at Rushsylvania ever 
since that church had been organized, and after moving to Belle- 
fontaine, he, and as many of his family as were with him, united 
here. In the family was Virgil L., who was 19 years of age. He 
attended High School one year. 

In the fall of 1889 he entered school at Ada, Ohio, where he 
%\as gradu'ated in 1891. 

In April, 1892, he married Miss Hannah Myers, who belonged 
to his college class. The next September he entered McCormick 
Seminary in Chicago. After two years he took up missionary 
work in Northern Michigan, and continued it for over a year. 
While there he was ordained by the Lake Superior Presby- 
tery. Returning to McCormick Seminar}- he was graduated 


in 1896. Imiiiediately he 
returned to Michigan, being 
called to a charge at Fair- 
grove, in Flint Presbytery, 
where he remained one year. 

In May, 1897, a second 
call from the church at 
Kings caused him to give up 
the work in Michigan, and 
to return to Illinois, where 
he is now located. To his 
family have been added one 
boy and one girl. 

While attending Sun- 
day-school here his teacher 
was Mrs. Riddle, and to use 
his own words: "The mem- 
ory of her I cherish very 

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Kiev. JAM};S 1{. M'CRACKKN. 


rev. james b. 


James B. McCracken 
united with the First Presby- 
terian church by letter Janu- 
ary II, 1877. He had been 
doing lay preaching for sev- 
eral years at various points, 
especially at West Newton, 
Allen county, where a church 
was organized in the sum- 
mer of 1877, over which Mr. 
McCracken was ordained by 
the Presbytery of Lima. He 
did not live long to continue 
the work, dying at his home 
in Bellefontaine January 27, 
1878, aged 70. 

"He was much respect- 
ed by those who knew him. 
He entered the ministrv in 



the Presbyterian church a year ago, when quite advanced in years, 
though he had been an earnest and consistent christian many 

"He organized a church at Newton, Allen county, and was in- 
stalled its pastor. He was 70 years of age." 

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John Marquis, son of James and Ann (Marquis) Marquis, was 
born in Washington county, Pa,, March 5, 1809. He was educat- 
ed at Cannonsburg, Pa., and 
on November 5, 1829, mar- 
ried Mary, daughter of 
David Newell. He married, 
second, Elizabeth, daughter 
of James Robb, November 17, 
1838, and third, Sarah J., 
daughter of Wm. Stewart. 

He joined the Bellefon- 
taine Presbyterian church in 
1831, and April 23, 1845, was 
licensed as a minister. In 
1848, by the Presbytery of 
Miami, he was ordained as 
pastor and served in the 
Presbyterian churches of 
Centerville, Montgomery 
county, Ohio; Eaton, Preble 
county, Ohio; Henry, Mar- 
shall county, Illinois, and 
East Los Angeles, California, 
where he died June 21st, 

1890, in the 82nd year of his age. Mrs. Ann was also a member 
of this church. 

His children, by his first marriage, were: — Alfred, Matilda J., 
Adeline E. and Clementine M. By his second marriage Auvilla N. , 
John F,, Euthenia P., Dapscellia, Waldo and Augustus L. 

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Rev. garnet ADRIAN POLLOCK, D. D. 

Garnet Adrian Pollock, son of John and Elizabeth Pollock, was 
born near Cadiz, Ohio, June 8, 1834. The parents were Scotch-Irish, 




and were steadfast members of the Reformed Presbyterian church. 
They removed to Logan county and settled on a farm near West 
Liberty, Ohio. 

Garnet wrought with his father and brothers on the farm, 
attending school in the winter season until he was sixteen years of 

age, when he entered the 
High School at West Liber- 
ty. Completing the course 
he entered Geneva College 
and remained there until 
the close of his Sophomore 
year, then entered Miami 
University, from which he 
was graduated in 1858. Mr. 
Pollock united with the 
First Presb3-terian church of 
Belief ontaine, January 16, 
1858, on certificate from Ox- 

His theological course 

was pursued at the Associate 
Reformed Seminary, Ox- 
ford, and the Western Theo- 
logical Seminary, Allegheny, 
Pa. He filled the Chair of 
ISIathematics at Augusta Col- 
lege, Kentucky, and was 
afterward President of the Okane Male and Female Seminary at 
Shelbyville, Illinois, He was licensed by the Sidney Presbytery, 
and his first charge was Prairie Bird, Indiana, where he was or- 
dained in 1866 by the Wabash Presbytery. In 1869 he took charge 
oT a mission church of 10 members at Effingham, Illinois, and re- 
mained eight years, leaving it with 170 members, a good house of 
worship and paying a good salary. He was pastor at Mendota, 
Illinois, for nearly thirteen years where substantial improvements 
were made. 

In the spring of 1891 he organized a church at Elgin which 
now consists of 125 members, and has a house of worship and a 
parsonage valued at $15,000, He received the honorary degree 
of Doctor of Divinity from Miami I'niversity m 1S96. He was 




Moderator of the Synod of Illinois in 1874, and has been five times 
a delegate to the General Assembly. 


Robert P. Shaw, son of Rev. Joseph and Naomi Waite Shaw, 
was born in West Alexander, Washington county, Pa.. May 27, 
1844, and came with his parents to Belief ontaine in 1856. 

He joined the United Presbyterian church of this cit}' 
about i860, and the Presbyterian church of Hopewell, Indiana, in 
1862. On returning to Bellefontaine in 1864, the family became 

members of the Presbyterian 
church of this city; all save 
Robert, the subject of this 
sketch, who was then a stu- 
dent at Jefferson College, 
now Washington and Jeffer- 

On graduation there- 
from in August, 1865, he re- 
turned to Bellefontaine and 
became a member of this 
congregation and a teacher 
in the Sabbath-school, hav- 
ing a class of young men. 
During the months from 
August, 1865, to April, 1866, 
Robert read enough of 
Blackstone under Judge 
West to convince himself 
that the law was not to his 
taste. He accepted the po- 
sition of Principal of the 
Hopewell Academy for a year, after which he became a student of 
theology in Princeton Theological Seminary. 

Spending his vacation in BeUefontaine, Robert did his first 
public preaching here and hereabouts under the friendly eye of 
Dr. Kalb. Thereafter he never visited Bellefontaine without hav- 
ing Dr. Kalb's kindly hands laid upon him, and being constrain- 
ed to preach to former schoolmates and friends. 

Graduating from Princeton Seminary in 1870, Mr. Shaw went 




immediately to his first pastoral charge, the two churches of 
Cedar Grove and Churchtown, Lancaster county, Pa. Here, hav- 
ing been ordained by the Presbytery of Westminster, November 
8, 1870, he remained until November 8, 1872, then he removed to 
Bedford, Indiana, where he was married to Mary C Thornton; 
thence in January, 1874, to Saginaw-, Michigan, where he was pas- 
tor of the First Presbyterian church until April, 1878. In 1879 he 
took charge of the Presbyterian church of Sturgis, Michigan, 
where he remained sixteen 3- ears. In June, 1895, he removed to 
Tacoma, Washington, and has since been in charge of the Second 
or Immanuel Presbyterian church. There Mr. Shaw has built his 
home wherein are gathered a family of one daughter and six 


John McMillan Stevenson was born in West Alexander, Pa. 

May 14, 181 2. His father 
was Rev. Joseph Stevenson, 
at that time pastor of the 
Presbyterian church at that 
place. His mother was Sar- 
ah Marquis. 

When he was thirteen 
years old the family moved 
to Bellefontaine, Ohio, then 
a new region, with forests to 
be felled and virgin soil to 
be broken. Converted in his 
late youth, the young man 
turned his thoughts to the 
gospel ministry. The begin- 
ning of his college education 
was secured at Miami Uni- 
versity, and was completed 
in Jefferson College, (now 
Washington and Jefferson) 
where he graduated in the 
class of 1H36. He studied 
theology for a time in Lane Seminary, Dr. Lyman Beecher being 
then at the head of the faculty. Young Stevenson then l)ecame an 
instructor at Kenyon College, and later took charge of a Girls' 



Seminary at Athens, Ohio. After a service as Professor of Greek 
in the Ohio University, he was ordained to the ministry in 1842, 
and became pastor of the Presbyterian church at Troy, Ohio. In 
1846 he resigned his pastorate to become District Secretary for the 
American Tract Society, having general care of the work in five 
states. His services here were highly valued, but after three years 
he returned to the pastorate, taking charge, in 1849, of the First 
Presbyterian church, New Albany, Indiana. He was the very suc- 
cessful and highly esteemed pastor of that church for about eight 
years. In 1857 he w^as called to become one of the corresponding 
secretaries of the xVmerican Tract Society in New York Cit\-, and 
in that work spent the remainder of his life. Upwards of forty 
years were thus given to the service of an institution vN'hich has 
been of large use in promoting evangelical religion among men in 
our own country and in foreign lands as well. 

Dr. Stevenson was eighty years of age when he gave up active 
work in the society, and for four years more was Secretary Emeri- 

He passed from life on earth to the better life beyond August 
22, 189^. 

Dr. Stevenson was a genial and benevolent man whose control- 
ling purpose was to be of use to his fellow men. He easily made 
friends and won the respect and esteem of his associates. His 
piety was simple and genuine. His long life was full of usefulness, 
both in the main line which he followed and in many side paths 
where his energy and devotion found opportunity. 

In his family relations Dr. Stevenson was singularly happy. 
On October 10, 1837, he was united in marriage to Miss Cecilia H. 
Gillespie, at Carrolton, Ohio. Mrs. Stevenson was a true help to 
her husband, and, with firmer health in her later than in her 
younger years, was for a long time prominent and helpful in the 
Woman's Missionary Work of the Presbytery of Jersey City, with- 
in whose bounds, at Hawthorne, New Jersey, was the famih/home. 
Four children blessed their union. The two sons, William G. and 
Charles H., by a somewhat strange fatality, died within a few 
months of each other and within the year succeeding their parents' 
golden wedding anniversary in 1887, the first time that death 
had entered that family. The two daughters, with their mother, 
survive. The elder daughter, Sarah C, is the wife of Rev. Oliver 
A. Kingsbury, for a number of years editor of the Illustrated 



Christian Weekly and other periodicals of the American Tract So- 
ciety, now pastor of the Presbyterian church, New Hartford, New 
York, The younger daughter, Rosa A., is the wife of the Rev. 
Dr. Francis L. Patton, President of Princeton University. 


Joseph H. Stevenson was the eldest son of Elder Thomas Mar- 
quis Stevenson, and the grandson of Rev. Joseph Stevenson, the 
First pastor of the Presbyterian church of Bellefontaine. He re- 
members being one of the 
regulars in Elder J. D. Camp- 
bell's class of little boys in 
the first Sunday-school 
taught in the old square 
brick church on South Main 
street, probably the first Sun- 
day-school taught in Belle- 

He united with the 

church at 18 years of age, 
under the ministry of Rev. 
George A. Gregg, and be- 
lieves he is the first son of 
this church born, baptized 
and converted in it, to enter 
the ministry. 

After graduating at ]Mi- 
ami University, he taught 
some years as Principal of 
Greenfield Academy, at 
(ireenfield, Indiana. He 

studied theology at the Western Theological Seminary, Pittsburg, 
Pa., and was licensed by the Presbytery of Sidney, sitting in the 
little brick church on North Main street, in April, 1863. After 
serving in the pastorate for 20 years in Western Pennsylvania, he 
has been for the last 16 years a pastor in Illinois. He has been 
several times a Commissioner to the General Assembly; was honor- 
ed with the Moderator's chair by the Synod of Illinois in 1896, and 
with the degree of Doctor of Divinity by his alma mater in 1889. 
His present address is Golconda, Illinois. 

rp:v. JOSEPH H. stf;vknson. d. d. 




James Edward Stevenson, son of James Edgar and Hannah 
Moore (Hover) Stevenson, was born here November 24, 1854. 
He united with this church March 4, 1876, and joined the 

Presbyterian church in Ray- 
more, Missouri, in the spring 
of 1877. He has been Sup- 
erintendent of the Sunday- 
school continually since 
1884. For 15 years he has 
spent a part of each winter 
as a singing evangelist in 
the weak churches of Kan- 
sas City Presbytery. 

In April, 1894, he was 
elected Chairman of the 
Presbyterial Committee of 
Publication and Sunday- 
school Work in Kansas City 
Presbytery, and in 1898 he 
was elected to the same po- 
sition in the Synod of Mis- 

At the spring meeting of 

the Kansas City Presbytery 
of 1899, ^^^ ^'^s licensed as a 
local evangelist, and since January ist, 1899, he has been supply- 
ing the church at Raymore, Missouri, 


Robert Scott Stevenson, son of Joseph and Margaret Ann 
(Kerr) Stevenson, Bellefontaine, Ohio, was born January 15, 1859. 
In the spring of 1874 he entered the grammar school, Cambridge 
City, Indiana, where he continued his studies until graduation 
from the High School, 1879. ^^ the fall he entered the university, 
Bloomington, Indiana, from which he graduated in 1883. The 
first year of his theological course was spent in Princeton, New 
Jersey, the second and third in McCormick, Chicago, where he 
graduated, 1886. Mr. Stevenson was licensed to preach in the spring 
of 1885, by the Bellefontaine Presbyter}-, and ordained by the 




same Presbytery in April 

1 886. 

In April, 1886, he mar- 
ried a college class-mate, 
Kate B. Hoover, Blooming- 
ton, Indiana, who was born 
Febrnary 25th, 1863. His 
first pastorate was in Madi- 
son, South Dakota, where in 
three and a half prosperous 
years a manse was built, 
and the church much in- 
creased in strength. The 
climate was severe, and for 
health's sake it became nec- 
es.sary to seek a more genial 
clime. Beginning with Feb- 
ruary, 1890, three profitable 
years were spent in Eureka 
Sjjrings, Arkansas, the de- 
liirhtful all-vear round re- 

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sort of the Ozark mountains. 
In P'ebruary, 1893, the pres- 
ent ])astorate, Carmi, Illi- 
nois, began, and has con- 
tinued with increasing suc- 



Mary EH/.abeth vSteven- 
son, (Lizzie) daughter of 
Klder T, M. Stevenson, unit- 
ed with the church during 
the great revival in which 
the i)astor, Rev. H. P. Raflf- 
ensperger, was assisted by 
Dr. James H. Brookes. 

At the close of the war 
she gave up teaching in the 
North, and devoted her life 



to the Freedinen. Since 1867 she has spent 2S years in teaching 
and missionary work, chiefly in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Ander- 
sonville and Atlanta, Georgia, spending 26 years in the latter city. 
Her present address is Storrs, Connecticnt. . 


Susanna Stevenson, (Sue) daughter of Elder T. M. Stevenson, 
went South at the close of the war as a missionary teacher among 
the Freedmen, and continued in the work, with some interrup- 
tions, for 13 years. 

Her first school, at Knoxville, Tennessee, was broken up by 
the "Ku-Klux-Klan." She was one of the teachers in the open- 
ing years of Fiske School, now Fiske University, at Nashville, 
Tennessee. For twenty years she has been a teacher in the pul:)lic 
schools of Topeka, Kansas. 



Hannah Jane Stevenson, (Jennie) .sister of vSue and Lizzie, was 
also a missionary teacher among the F'reedmen. During the 17 



years she continued in the work, more than 3000 different pupils 
came under her instruction. For the last 17 years she has been 
the wife of B. F. Koons, President of vStorrs Collei<-e, Storrs. 





Lucinda Ann Stevenson, was the first, perhaps the only mem- 
ber of the church married in the little brick building at the head 
of ]Main street. She was not like her three sisters, a missionary, 
but her two daughters, I^nima Silver and Mrs. Josie 
Douglass, are missionaries of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign 
Missions, at Shanghai, China. 

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Mrs. Dora Martin 'I'.iNlor was born near Bellefontaine, ( )hi(>, 
and brought u]) in the Presbyterian faith and teachings. 

She graduated from the Bellefontaine High School and after- 
wards from Park College. Mi.s.souri. 

July 25, iSSS, she married Rev. Ilu^h Taylor and sailed for 



Lakaun Laos, in Northern Siam, where the}- have continued to 
labor ever since under the Presbvterian Board. 



INIartha Rachel Wylie, daughter of Rev, Preston H. and Mary 
(George) Wylie, was born December 14, 1846, in Muskingum 
county, Ohio, in the vicinity of Zanesville. She attended the 
common school for the most part in Rushsylvania, and graduated 
in her college course in Geneva College, at North wood, in the 
year 1875. In the same year she was appointed to go to the Syrian 
Mission, of the Reformed Presbyterian church, and left home to 
go to Latakia, where our mission was located about the middle of 
August, 1875. She has now^ been nearly 24 years engaged in mis- 
sion work. During that time she has been home from the mission 
twice; once about four years after she first went out, for the pur- 
pose of accompanj'ing a lady home whose mind was not able to bear 
the weight of missionary work; then again about eight years ago. 
That time she spent about a year in the home land, and travelled 
extensively through the country, lecturing on the subject of 



missions. vShe has been employed a good deal of the time teach- 
ing, also visiting as a missionary among the families of the natives 
as she is peculiarly qualified for that part of the work. 

Before going to the mission she taught several terms of com- 
mon school in Bellefontaine and vicinity. She was a regular at- 


tendant of this church, in Mr. Robert Lamb's Sunday-school class, 
and later a teacher in our Sunday-school. She also attended sev- 
eral terms of the Institute that was held in Bellefontaine, and con- 
ducted under the management of Rev. Mr. Williamson. 


Officers of the Sunday- 

BY JOHN" E. \\'E.ST. 

"The Sabbath-school is the church iti her orgfanized capacity, teaching 
and stud\ing the Word of God." 

HE officer.s of the First Presb^'terian Stinday-school of Belle- 
fontaine, so far as they can now be ascertained, have been 
and are the following: — 

Bennett, Ezra, superintendent, 1S75; assistant superintendent. 
1874. See sketch. 

Bennett, J. Q. A., secretary, 1886, 

Buchanan, S. A., superintendent, 1894; assistant superintend- 
ent. 1889-90-92-93-99. See sketch. 

Bradfute, J. A., assistant superintendent, 1899-00. 

Collins, Murpha, assistant superintendent, 1898. 

Campbell, J. D., superintendent, 1850. See sketch. 

Campbell J. Q. A., superintendent 1881-82-83-84; assistant 
superintendent, 1871-91. See sketch. 

Campbell, Claire, pianist, 1894 to 1897, 

Chalfant, R. W. , assistant superintendent, 1898-99. 

Dorwin, Philo, chorister prior to 1862; superintendent about 
1855-56. See sketch. 

Chalfant, Mrs, Margaret, assistant superintendent 1889 to 1897, 

Durkee, Eben, superintendent prior to 1867 to 1874. See sketch. 

Davies, Rev. G. E., pastor, 1899-00. 

Davis, J. G., assistant superintendent, 1895-96-97. 

Emery, Jennie, secretary, 1898-99-00. 

Fromme, W. F., librarian, 1881-82; treasurer, 1885-86-S7-88, 

Faris, \V. D., superintendent home department, 1900. 

Fulton, A., superintendent, 1874. See sketch. 

Galbreath, J. M., secretary, 1870-76. 

Hoover, Wm., assistant superintendent, 1878. 

Jordan, Clara, secretary, 1889-90. 

Kalb, Dr. G. L. , pastor, 1863 to 1899; superintendent 1867. 

Kalb, G. B.. librarian, 1880. 


Keller, R. B., assistant superintendent, 1900. See sketch. 

Kennedy, John, treasurer, 1891-92. 

Kerr, J. M , secretary, 18S1; treasurer 1882; librarian, 18S5 to 
1891; assistant librarian, 1892. 

Kerr, H. S., treasurer, 1889. 

Lenien, May, secretary, 1891-92. 

Leonard, Frank, assistant secretary and librarian, 1900. 

Marmon, L. H., treasurer, 1878-79; secretary, 1883. 

McColloch, \Vm., superintendent, 1871; assistant superintend- 
ent, 1877. Superintendent or assistant most of the time from 1854 
to 1868. See sketch. 

McColloch, R. P., secretary, 1878-79-80. 

McCracken, Minnie, secretary, 1894-95-96-97; assistant secre- 
tary and librarian, 1899-00. 

Mcllvaine, J. A., superintendent prior to 1874. See sketch. 

McLaughlin, Charles, treasurer and secretary, 1862-67, 

McLaughlin, J. D., superintendent, 1879-80-88; assistant sup- 
erintendent, 1876-84-85-86. See sketch. 

McCracken, Frank G., treasurer, 1899-00; assistant librarian, 


]\IcLaughlin, Robert, librarian, 1883. 

McLaughlin, C. A., librarian, 1891. 

McKee, W. L., librarian, 1892 to 1900. 

McMillen, Prima, assistant pianist, 1898-99-00. 

Miller, David J., superintendent, 1862-63-64-66-76-77; assistant 
superintendent 1880 to 1883. See sketch. 

Miller, H. R., treasurer, 1881; secretary 1882. 

Niven, J. B., librarian, 1878; secretary, 1887; assistant secre- 
tary, 1886. 

Patterson, Robert, superintendent prior to i860. See sketch. 

Patterson, Rdward, librarian, 1874 to 1877. 

Patterson, E. W., treasurer, 1880-83-84. 

Pettit, Andrew, secretary, 1877. 

Riddle, J. M., treasurer, 1876-77. 

Riddle, \V. \V., treasurer, 1893 to 1898. 

Ridgeway, Arthur, cornetist, 1894. 

Robb, Joshua, first superintendent. See sketch. 

Sha\^■, Joseph, superintendent prior to 1874. See sketch. 

Stevenson, Jo.seph, superintendent prior to i860. See sketch. 

Stevenson, Pogue, sui)erintendt'nt prior to 1874. See sketch. 




Stevenson, G, M., superintendent, 1885-S6-87; assistant super- 
intendent. See sketch. 

St. John, R. H., superintendent, 1872. See sketch. 

Taylor, T. O., assistant superintendent, 1887. 

Thompson, IMable, secretary, 1893. 

Turner, Mrs. Anna, pianist, 1898-99-00. 

Wallace, J. P., superintendent. 1878. See sketch. 

West, J. E., superintendent, 1889 to 1893. 1895 to 1900; assist- 
ant superintendent, 1888-94. See sketch. 

Wood, R. B., assistant superintendent home department, 1900. 

<• It 

Abraham Fulton, son of Benjamin and Margaret Fulton, 
was born about 181 4, at Can- 

nonsburg. Pa. He was rais- 
ed in Stark county and Sid- 
ney, Ohio; educated at Ohio 
Medical College. He prac- 
ticed medicine in Sidney, 
West Liberty, Bellefontaine 
and Rushsylvania. 

Dr. Fulton united with 
this church. May 2, 1866, by 
letter. He was a very active 
and prominent man in this 
church, and a Superintend- 
ent of our Sunday-school. 

He died here December 
14, 1874. 

He married Lucretia P., 
daughter of William H. and 
Jane Huntington, of Zanes- 
ville, Ohio. See personal 
sketch, "Missionaries." 



The Rev. Joseph Shaw, who died in Bellefontaine December 
nth, 1875, aged 58 years and 4 months, was born in Kentucky, 
August nth, 1817. In early years he was brought by his parents 
to Brown county, Ohio, where he grew up. Educated for the 



ministry in the Associate Presbyterian church, he graduated at 
Franklin College, New Athens, Ohio, — where he studied theology 
is not known to the writer of this; — but at the age of 22 he was 
settled as pastor at West Alexander, Pa., where he served in a 
fruitful ministry 12 years. In 1839 he married Miss Naomi Waite, 

of Adams county, Ohio, 
On account of throat disease 
he gave up for a time the reg- 
ular work of the ministry 
afcer his first pastorate, and 
gave himself to teaching. 
For three years, 1852-55, he 
taught at Georgetown, Ohio. 
In 1855 he first came to Belle- 
fontaine as pastor of the As- 
sociate church, and preached 
and taught "till 1859. From 
1859 to i860 he was Superin- 
tendent of the public 
schools in Sidney, Ohio. 
From 1861 for three years, 
he was Principal of Hope- 
well Academy, near Frank- 
lin, Indiana In the mean- 
time he had entered the 
Presbyterian church. Re- 
turning to Bellefontaine in 
In the summer of 1866 he 


1864, ^iG engaged in the drug business 
supplied the pulpit of the First Presbyterian church during the 
illness of the pastor. In the fall of the same year, during the sick- 
ness of Mr. McKee, Superintendent of schools, he was put in his 
place, and on Mr. McKee's death was chosen his succes.sor. 
He continued in this office six years, resigning in 1872. Leaving 
his family in Hellefontaine, he next spent two years in Maryland, 
teaching and ])reaching. Returning U) his family after than 
two years, he was called to his Thus almost all of his adult life 
was devoted to the service of humanity in one or the other of two 
self denying callings. 

He was a good man and faithful and a hel]) to this church in 
ever\- way in his power. 


prp:sbyterian church history. 

R. H. St. JOHN 

Mr. R. H. St. John came 
to Bellefontaine about 1S50. 

He united with this 
church September 5, 1868, 
and was elected Superintend- 
ent of the Sabbath-school. 

He subsequently remov- 
ed to Springfield, but his pres- 
ent residence is Cleveland, 

]VIr St. John is a me- 
chanical engineer, and is en- 
gaged in manufacturing. 

He married Rebecca J. 
Toland. Mrs. vSt. John 
united with this church Jan- 
uary 2, 1857. 

Children: — Charles, res- 
idence Chicago; Ida, mar- 
ried Mr. vSchaefiFer, residence 
Cleveland; Sallie, died at 
Toledo; Edward, died 
at Toledo. 

R, H, ST. JOHN. 


Philo Dorwin was born in New Haven, Vermont, and remain- 
ed in his native state 'till he was grown. He enlisted in the war 
of 181 2, and was a part of the army that defeated the British in the 
battle of Plattsburg,on Lake Champlain. Leaving Vermont, he went 
into business at Syracuse, New York, and afterwards at Philadel- 
phia and Chicago. He was in business at the latter place when it was 
but a small village. He moved to Logan county from Troy, Ohio, 
and came to Bellefontaine in 1852. He united with the Congrega- 
tional church in 1823, and became a member of the First Presby- 
terian church, of Bellefontaine, and Superintendent of our Sab- 
bath-school soon after coming to our city. He was a member of 
the choir for man}- years, having a fine voice and being a gentle- 
man of good musical education and much talent. 

He died at his home in Bellefontaine October 6, 1870, aged 73 


years, 2 months and 21 days. He was a man of kindly disposition, 
a good neighbor, an indulgent parent and an excellent citizen. 

Mrs. Urania Dorwin, his wife, died in GettysVjurg, Ohio, 
about 1874, aged 80. 


Eben Durkee, son of Mason and Mary (Warner) Durkee, w^as 
born October 10, 1S09, in Pittsfield, Vermont. 

Mr. Durkee moved to Stokes township, Loga*^ county, in 1850 
or 1851, where he purchased and cultivated a farm. 

He was a member and a deacon of the Richland Presbyterian 
church, of Stokes township. 

In 1857, the Lewistown Reservoir having rendered that sec- 
tion very unhealthy, he moved to Bellefontaine and engaged in 
the insurance business. 

He united with this cliurch June 25, 1857, and was elected a 
deacon November 26, 1857, and later Superintendent of the Sun- 

Mr. Durkee married Nancy, daughter of Alba Durkee, of 
Pottsdam, New York, who died here October 31, 1886, aged 75. 

Mr. Durkee died here April 8, 1889, aged 79. 

Children:— Celia, died, aged 16; Mary, died in Appleton, 
Wisconsin, 1899, aged 59; Nettie, died in infancy; Elizabeth, died 
at Dayton, Ohio; Alma J., residence Columl)us, Ohio; Persis E., 
residence Bellefontaine, Ohio. 


David J. Miller, sou of Rev. Jacob and Elizabeth (Marsh) Mil- 
ler, was born in May, 1830, in Starke county, Ohio. 

At the age of 23 hi moved to Bellefontaine and engaged in tlu- 
manufacture of carriages, in connection with which he has been 
employed ever since. 

He united with this church March 21, 1857, l)y profession, 
and was ordained a deacon November 26, of the same year. He 
served in that ca])acity until his removal to Muncic, Indiana, vSej)- 
tember 30, 1871. 

Mr. Miller was Superintendent of tlu- Sunday-school from 
1862 to 1866, and in 1876 and 1S77. and Assistant vSui)erintc'n(K'nt 



many years. 

Returning from Muncie^ 
he re-united with this church 
and was elected trustee in 


Deacon Miller has been 
a very faithful and efficient 
member of this church and 

He married in 1854, 
Hannah, daughter of Sam- 
uel Huffman, of Columbiana 
county, Ohio. 

Mrs. Miller united with 
this church March 21, 1857. 
She died here June 8, 1897, 

Children:— Eva Dorn, 
died, aged 14; Charles, resi- 
dence, Bellefontaine, Ohio. 


V 9 


George P. Stevenson, son of Joseph and Margaret Ann Stev- 
enson, was born December 5, 1840. He united with this church 
in January, 1857. He was Superintendent of the Sunday-school 
prior to 1874. 

His first marriage was to Jeanette L. Graham, nee Thompson, 
March 22, 1864, who died in February 1865, leaving one son. His 
second marriage was to Wilhelmina E. Carr, October 22, 1870. To 
them three sons and four daughters were born, and all are now 
living. He was ordained a ruling elder in Cambridge City, In- 

He was an elder and Clerk of the Session in Zanesfield, Ohio, 
from June 15, 1879, to ?klarch 21, 1S80. , 



Christian Endeavor So- 

"For Christ and the church we stand, 
United heart and hand; 
Our lives we give, henceforth to live 
'For Christ and the church.' '' 



^^HE Young Peoples' Society of Christian Endeavor was first 
( J organized in 1885 under the influence of the "continued 

^*^ meetings" of that year; first by the young ladies holding 
prayer-meetings, followed by the 
young men holding similar meetings, 
and the two uniting and forming an 
association under the name of 
"The Young Peoples' Society." 
Messrs. T. vS. Brown and J. E. West 
were very active in its organization. 

It was reorganized and formed 
into a Young Peoples' Society of 
Christian Endeavor about 1887. 

In 1889 the society joined the Ohio 
C. E. Union and United Society of C. 
E. Was represented at a state con- 
vention and the members took the 
regular C. E. pledge. The same year 
it engaged to support and educate an 
orphan girl of North Carolina, nam- 
ed Elizabeth Tucker,'- which it has 


*Eliz!ibeth Tucker, daughter of Frank and Mary 'I'ucker, was born in 
1880 in Stanley county, North Carolina, near Albemarle. 

Her parents both dying in 1890, she was placed with her sister in White 
Hall vSchool. From there they went to "vSunderland," she entering the Nor- 
mal and Collegiate Institute in Asheville, where she hopes to graduate in 1900. 

After that her plans are to teach; one year's service will be given to 'Sun- 
derland." Her last tour vacations have been spent in teaching. She calls her 
uncle's house in Concord, North Carolina, "Home." 

Writing to the members of the Christian Endeavor Society here, who 
have paid her schooling expenses during the last ten years, she .says: "I would 
be delighted to visit you, and am in hopes of doing so, for I am anxious to .see 
those who have done so much for me." 

































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continued to do up to the present time. 
Her college course will be completed 
next spring. 

During the winter of 18^2-93, a 
piano was bought for the lecture room. 
The Sunday-school contributed $23 
toward this, and the Ladies' Aid So- 
ciety gave much encouragement and 
substantial aid in raising money. The 
Junior Society of C. E. was organized 
in 1892. The Fulton Pledge was 
adopted by a number of C. E. members 
about 1891. This has been kept up 
until the present. During the past 
year the society has contributed 1^50 
to the support of Rev. Mr. Doolittle,t 
a missionarv in Svria. 

fOeorge Curtis Doolittle, son of Charles C. and Emily H. Doolittle. was 
born in Toledo, Ohio, in 1867. He was brought up in the Sabbath-school and 
Mission Bands of Westminster church in that city, and from that church was 
ordained to the ministry and to the work of Foreign Missions, to which he 
had pledged liimself while a student at Oberlin College, (iraduating from Mc- 
Cormick Theological Seminary in Apiil 1893, ordained and married, he and his 
wife sailed for Syria May 20th of that year, being first located at Sidon. Three 
years were spent here in the language study, assisting the work as far as pos- 
sible. Since then he has been at .\beih, associated with the Veteran Mission- 
ary, Rev. Wm. Bird. 

Great activity characterizes his life. Very much time is spent on horse- 
back going from village to village of the twenty-four that form Abeih'.s out- 
station.s. He preaches in the native churches, visits the poor and sick, bring- 
ing to the people. 


The Junior Society of Christian Endeavor was organized in 
1892. The Superintendents have been: — Miss Georgia Coulter, 
Miss Mary Kennedy, Bertie Rife, Mr. W. R. Niven, Mrs. A. 
C. Elliott, Minnie McCracken, Riddle, Miss Mar- 
garet Wallace, Miss Maud Coulter, Mr. LeRoy Blessing, Miss 
I'lorence Dodds, Mr. J. \. Bradfute. 


History of the Mission 

aril Societies of 

This Church. 


Though few and small and weak your bands. 
Strong in your Captain's strength, 
Go to the conquest of all lands; 
All must be His at length. 


a SOCIETY was formed among the women of the Presby- 
terian families Hving north, north-east and north-west of 
Bellefontaine abont or prior to 1845, which was called ''The 
Missionary Society," but commonly known as the '"Sewing So- 
ciety." The meetings were held ever alternate Thursday after- 
noon, either at "Father" Stevenson's residence or at the residence 
of some of the members. 

The women of the following families, as well as others, were 
probably all niem])irs: — Stevensons, Kerrs, Paris, Byers, McCoys, 

Each member contributed in money, clothing, etc., what she 
felt al)le at each meeting. Boxes of goods were made up and 
sent to missionaries and their families in Asia and other parts of 
the world. The pastors, "Father" Stevenson and Rev. Mr. Gregg, 
would very frequently give them a missionary talk or story. 

The prayer-meeting held every other Thursday afternoon at 
"Father" Stevenson's for forty-five years was an important factor 
in the establishment and sustaining of this Missionary Society. 

This society continued until about the time the "Woman's 
Missionary Society" started. 

Undoubtedly a great many others were members besides those 
mentioned, among them Mrs. Gregg, Mrs. McCormick, Mrs. Pol- 
lock and Mrs. Wilson. 


This society, whose object is "To secure systematic contribu- 
tions for Home and Foreign Missions, and to disseminate mission- 



ary intelligence and encourage missionary effort in our church," 
was organized at the home of Mrs. Robert McCracken, south east 
corner of Mad River street and Chillicothe avenue, on November 
4th, 1 87 1, with 17 charter members During the year the mem- 
bership increased to 40. For several years we met weekly for sew- 
ing, taking orders for our work and replenishing our treasury with 

the proceeds of our labor in addition to our voluntary contribu- 

After five years of work and secret prayer, w^e gained courage 
to undertake the monthly devotional meeting, which is held on 
the last Friday of each month at 2:30 p. m. It has proven to be 
an hour, not only of intellectual and 
spiritual enjoyment, but also of chris- 
tian training and special blessing to 
many women. We also have a social 
meeting on the second Friday after- 
noon of each month at the home of 
one of the members. The contribu- 
tions have been divided as nearly 
equally as possible between the Home 
Missions, including the Freedmen 
^Mission, and Foreign Missions, an\- 
deficit in money sent to Home Mis- 
sions being more than made up in 
value of boxes of clothing sent to 
home missionaries. We supported a 
scholarship in Salt Lake Collegiate 
Institute for about 20 years, and have 
contributed our proportion to the 

*Mi.s.s Alice Mitchell. M. I)., is the daughter of Rev Arthur and Mrs. 
Harriet Post Mitchell. Dr. Mitchell was an honored and talented Presbyter- 
ian minister, death in the prime of manhood, while .serving the church 
as Secretary of the Board of Foreign Mi.ssions, was sincerely lamented. Mrs. 
Mitchell's brother. Rev. George E., M. D., is resident physician in charge 
of St. John's Hospital at Reirut, Syria. 

It is not surprising that their daughter should, in early girlhood, have a 
desire to become a Foreign Missionary, and being encouraged by her lather 
she began to prepare for this work, adding the study of medicine" to her regu- 
lar college course. In 1S8S she was ai)p()intcd bv the lie ard to go to China, 1 ut 
a .severe and protracted illness i)revente<l her acceptance. In 1S9S, having re- 
covered her health, she again ofTtred herself for the work, and was sent bv 
the Woman's l-Oreign Missionary S()ciet\-, of the Presbyterian church, to 
Woodstock School, India, wiiere she has siiict March 1st, iSyh, been a faitliful 
and successful teacher and resilient physician, and is the I-oreign Missionary 
supported by the Woman's Presbyteria'l Mi.ssionary Society, of tlie Presbytery 
ot Uellefontaine. 










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teachers supported by our Presbyterial vSociety. Miss Mary Hart- 
well and Mrs. Dora Martin Taylor were our representatives for 
many years in Siani. At present we contribute to the support of 
Miss Alice Mitchell, .M. D., at Woodstock, India, and Miss S. M. 
Williams, at Talequah, Indian Territory, also to a medical dispen- 
sary at Lahore, India, and for work among the Freedmen in the 

Two of our members have been workers in the Home Mission 
field: — Mrs. Mattie Byers-Fehl, for several years a teacher in I^tah, 
and Mrs. Alice Irwin Ghormley, of Moscow, Idaho. 

We were instrumental in organizing and sustaining for ten 
years a Mission Band which encouraged and educated a mission- 
ary spirit in the children of the church, which work has since been 
under the care of the Christian Endeavor Society. 

The amount of money sent to Foreign Missions is f 3, 04 9. 39, 
to Home Missions 1:2,295.88. The membership at present is 104. 


The Young Ladies' Missionary Society was organized in 1888 
for the purpose of assisting in the missionary work of the church. 
There were few business or devotional meetings, but man}^ for 
sewing, quilting, etc. Mite socials and praise meetings were held. 
About |i2o per year was raised and paid to the Presbyterial Mis- 
sionary Society. This society joined the Woman's Missionary 
Society February 22, 1891. 

Among the officers were Presidents Carrie Beelman and Mame 
Kalb; Vice President, Mame Kalb; Treasurers, Anna Kerr and 
Mabel Thompson; Secretary, Carrie Beelman. The following 
were also probably officers: — Bertie Rife, May Icemen and Eva 

The members were: — Cora Allen, Beth Defrees, Eva Byers, 
Mary Kennedy, Minnie McCracken, Ada Tarbutton, Hattie Pettit, 
Clara Jordan, Anna Kerr, Bertha Thomjison, Georgia Coulter, Lola 
Brown, Mame Kail), Bertha Campbell, May McCracken, Laura 
McCormick, Alice Weaver, Mattie Loof borrow. May Lemen, Sarah 
Knight, Mame Emery, Lou Boyd, Carrie Beelman, Bertie Rife, 
Mabel Thompson, Tempa McCracken, Carlotta Price, Mertie Arm- 
strong, Maggie McColloch, I^mma vShaw, P^lith Niven, Bess Rid- 
dle and Jennie Howenstine. 




The Mission Band was organized by Mrs. Margaret Riddle and 
Miss Alice Irwin among the Sabbath-school children in 1877. 

The membership was large and enthusiastic, and the spirit of 
helping was well taught 

It continued its regular meetings and work until the members 
largely became engaged in the mission work of the Christian En- 
deavor Societ}-, and until the Sunday-school began taking collec- 
tions for mission work. 

Between three and four hundred dollars are known to have 
been sent to the [Mission Board by this children's society between 
1877 and 1888. It was discontinued in 1890. 

In 1879 t^^ children in this society also raised about one hun- 
dred dollars for the furnishing of the church by an operetta. In- 
teresting exercises were held every three months in the church. 

Dr. Kalb's presence added dignity and interest. 

Mrs. Alice Irwin-Ghormly writes: "In 1883, under the lead 
of Miss Emma Byers, the society sent to the Third Presbyterian 
church, of Portland, Oregon, the communion service of silver, 
beautifully engraved, that still gives good service in that church 
and which constantly bears strong testimony for the Master. I\Iy 
early experience in preparing programs for the Band meetings gave 
me some points that have been helpful to me in later years." 

No records of the Band have been found. Among the very 
active officers and managers were Mrs. Margaret Riddle, Miss Alice 
Irwin, Miss Carrie Beelman, Miss Emma Byers, Mrs. Margaret 
Chalfant and INIiss Edith Niven. 



AID Societies. 

Eike incense sweet, the perfume rare 
Rose through the house and sought the skie.*-, 
And thou didst own with blessings there, 
A woman's loving sacrifice. 


CHE Female Benevolent Association was organized in Decem- 
ber, 1846, to raise fnnds for the finishing and furnishing 
of the Presbyterian church, the building now occupied by 
the Reformed Presbyterian church. 

There is no list of the members, but the following were prob- 
ably some of them: — Mrs. Mary E. Kenned}', Mrs. Ann M. McCrack- 
en. Miss Mary Stanton, Mrs. Walter Slicer, Mrs. Hannah Steven- 
son, Mrs, Rhoda Campbell, Mrs. Mary Ann Bennett, Mrs. Wni. 
Kerr, Mrs. Eliza S. Patterson, Mrs. Jane Taylor, Miss Jane Wal- 
ker, Mrs. Sarah Bell Chambers, Mrs. Margaret Stevenson, Miss 
Elizabeth Slicer, Mrs. Rebecca Moore, Mrs. Margaret Pollock, 
Mrs. Rachel Cobain, Mrs. Mary Byers, Mrs. Sarah Stevenson, Mrs. 
Martha Kerr, Mrs. Nancy Wilson, Mrs. Phoebe Ann Dawson, Mrs. 
Harriett Gregg, Mrs. Mary Miller, Mrs. Margaret Henderson, 
Mrs. Susannah Marquis. 

Fairs were held at the old church building on South Main 
street and at the new warehouse of Robert Patterson, Sr. , and 
much work and .sewing was done by the ladies. Several hundred 
dollars were raised. Mrs. Mary E. Kennedy was treasurer, probab- 
ly Mrs. Margaret Pollock president, and Miss Mary Stanton secre- 
tary at fir.'#. Other members who were especially active were: — 
Mrs. Ann McCracken, Mrs. Rhoda Campbell, Mrs. Martha Kerr, 
Mrs. Elizabeth vSlicer Mrs. Hannah Stevenson, Mrs. P^iza S. Pat- 
terson, Miss Jane Walker. 


In 1S67 the church ])urchase(l the ])resent church site and de- 
cided to erect the ])resenl edifice, 'i'he ladies, as usual, wanted to 


do all they could to help and organized, probably July 2, 1867, this 
society. It continued in active existence for eight or ten years, 
helping to finish and furnish the basement room of the church, 
and cjn tinning meetings irregularly until about 1875. A large 
amount of money was raised during that time, and the mem- 
bers of the church were brought into intimate and pleasing 
acquaintance with each other. A similar organization may have 
been in existence during the period of the Civil War. 

The following were probably members: — Mrs. Margaret Pol- 
lock, Mrs. Nancy Wilson, Mrs. Sarah McCracken, Mrs. Mary 
Emery, Mrs. Mary E. Kennedy, Miss Alice McColloch (Brown,) 
Mrs. Hepsie Parker and daughters, Mrs. Jane Defrees, Mrs. Han- 
nah Miller, Mrs. Emily Frey, Mrs. Naomi Shaw, Mrs. John Mc- 
Ilvaine, Mrs. Rebecca Nichols, Miss Anna Stover, Mrs. Elizabeth 
W. West, Miss Jennie Kerr, Mrs. Charlotte Knox, Mrs. Sarah 
Davis, Miss Maggie Wallace (Riddle, ) Mrs. Sarah Emery, Mrs. 
Elizabeth Patterson, Mrs. Berry Smith, Miss Jane Walker, Mrs. 
Mary Kalb, Miss Mattie Bigham (Steen,) Mrs. Nancy McColloch, 
Miss Calvina McColloch, Mrs. Rebecca St. John, Mrs. Davis Paris, 
Miss Alice Stover, Mrs. Nancy Wright, Mrs. Robert Kerr. 

The following were probably some of the officers: — Mrs, Mar- 
garet Pollock, president; Mrs. Nancy Wilson, treasurer; Mrs. 
Charlotte Knox, president; Miss Maggie Riddle, president and 
secretary; Mrs. Elizabeth Patterson, president; Mrs. Mary E. Ken- 
nedy, treasurer; Mrs. Rebecca St. John, treasurer; Mrs. Sarah 
Davis, vice president; Mrs. Sarah McCracken, treasurer; Mrs. 
Elizabeth W. West, president; Mrs. Mary Emer}-, vice president. 
In 1868 Robert Lamb was permanent trustee. Miss Alice McCol- 
loch, treasurer; Mrs. E. Patterson and Messrs. E. Bennett and 
Edward Patterson, auditing committee. 

The constitution of the Mite Society of the Presbyterian church 
of Bellefontaine stated that the object was "raising funds for furn- 
ishing and finishing the new Presbyterian church yet to be built. 

"Any person can become a member by paying twenty-five 

"Meet every two weeks. 

"Unlawful to pass refreshments. 

"Officers: — President, vice president, secretary, treasurer. 
Term of office, three months. Two committees, Managing and 
Auditing. A permanent trustee." 


ladies' aid societies. 1 1 1 


This society was organized on the evening of March 5, 1878, 
by the ladies of the church for the purpose of raising funds 
for paying the church debt, and to promote good feeling and so- 
ciability among the members of the church and congregation. 

By means of entertainments given by it the debt was paid, the 
present pipe organ was bought, funds were raised for repairing 
the church building several times; for painting and decorating the 
audience room, papering and painting the other rooms of the 
church, and the purchasing of all the carpets and furnishings of 
the church. 

During the 27 years this society has been in existence it has 
raised over |6,ooo, by means of the various entertainments given. 
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pers, etc. 

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zeal for the cause. The value of their faithfulness and their sacri- 
fices for the benefit of the church cannot be easily estimated. 

The entertainments have been a great factor in the social and 
moral upbuilding of the congregation, The first mention found of 
it in the records as the '"Ladies' Aid Society," was in 1889. The 
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Temporary Supplies and 

There have been several others whose valuable services de- 
serve mention. 


Rev. William H. Babbitt now resides at 77 Tilden avenue, 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

He says: "I think it was late in January or early in Febru- 
ary 1854, that, at the suggestion of my college class-mate, Rev. N. 
C. Burt, D. D., I was invited to spend a Sabbath with the Bellefon- 
taine church. The invitation was accepted, and resulted in my 
acting as supply until the succeeding March or April. "Father" 
Stevenson was then living and Pastor Gregg had recently died. I 
received the kindest treatment from every one and was interested 
in my work. But I was only a licentiate, and did not feel at the 
time prepared to make any permanent engagements. So, though 
invited to remain longer, I bade adieu to my Bellefontaine friends, 
and returned to my New Jersey home. 

"Interesting reminiscences throng upon me when I recall this 
brief season of service. I am glad it was rendered, and shall feel 
honored by even the briefest mention in your annals. 

"After terminating a fourteen years' pastorate at Glendale, I 
entered on one at Tecumseh, Michigan, which lasted eleven years, 
and have been without charge, on account of failure of health, 
nearly six years. I still })reach as brief supply, however, when 
called upon." 


Rev. W. A. Bodell was born March 14, 1S63. His parents 
were christians, and, at the age of twelve, he united with the Re- 
formed church at (ilenford, Ohio. (Graduating from Heidleberg 
College in 18.S6, he spent one year in the Theological vSeminary at 
Heidleberg, after which he entered the work of the Young Men's 
Christian .Association, spending six years in tlial work in INIassa- 



chusetts and Indiana, being located at Springfield, Massachusetts; 
Crawfordsville, and Lafayette, Indiana. He organized asso- 
ciations at Crawfordsville and Lafayette, erecting buildings in 
both places, the one in Crawfordsville being one of the finest in 
the West, and costing 133,000. His work during his three years' 
stay at Lafayette was largely formative, leaving the association in 
1893 with a membership of almost five hundred. 
In March, 1893, he accepted a call to become Synodical Mission- 
ary^ of Illinois, where he remained for 
' one year, and feeling called to gen- 

eral evangelistic work, he began the 
work of a general evangelist, which 
he has continued for five years, hold- 
ing meetings in ten different states in 
the Union. He is now supplying the 
pulpit of Bethany church, Fort Wayne, 

Rev. Mr. Bodell is very successful 
in his work. His organizing ability, 
impressive preaching and deeply 
earnest, but quiet manner, reaches the 
hearts of the young and the old; of the 
men as well as the women. Immed- 
iately following his meetings here 
in February, 1898, over 100 
united with the church. 
He was ordained by the presbytery of Crawfordsville in 1894. 
Was married to Miss Mary Robinson, of Crawfordsville, Indiana, 
June 25th, 1890. 




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Where Jesus holds His court. 



aXY history of this church which did not make special men- 
tion of the Stevenson Prayer Meeting, would be incom- 
plete, for among the man}' streams of influence, which have 
contribtited to the spiritual life and power of the church, especialh' 
(hiring the first half of its existence, few have been more potent than 
this, which for many years, was the only "evergreen" prayer meet- 
ing in the congregation. 

It was not often called a prayer meeting in the years of its 
greatest influence. Its original name was pro):)ably "The Praying 
Society," or "The Society for Social Prayer," after the manner of 
similar societies in Western Pennsylvania, whence its founder 
came. Those of us who are now from fifty to seventy years of age, 
were accustomed to hear it spoken of and announced simply as 

The usual place for meeting was the "big room" in the old 
Stevenson homestead, which had been built "big" on purpose to 
accommodate religious meetings, and without doubt has been 
oftener used for such services than any other room in a private 
home in the county. The "Society" met on alternate Thursdays 
at 2 or 2:30 p. m., and was never intermitted except when the day 
fell in the throng of wheat harvest. During the farmers' "busy 
seasons" the attendance was usually smaller, frequently consisting 
principally of women and children, but memory recalls many oc- 
casions when the plow was stopped, and other work arrested for 
"Society." Sometimes, in cases of protracted sickness, the meet- 
ing would be held, by recjuest, at the home of the sick, thus min- 
istering the comforts and benefits of v\orship and christian sympa- 
thy to those who were deprived of the privileges of God's house; 
but it always came back again to its home in the "big room." 



For more than a ge* eratioii that fortnightly meeting for 
prayer was mainta-ned. The people came there to meet with God. 
Parents remembering their baptismal vows to train up their child- 
ren "in the nurture, fear and admonition of the Lord," brought 
them there. In times of drought, when there was no rain until 
pastures were browned and fields were parched, sometimes the 
farmers, with humble confession of sins, and acknowledgment of 
their helpless dependence, there besought the God of Elijah to 
send refreshing showers upon the thirsty earth. 

Children grew to manhood and womanhood under its hallowed 
influence, and were scattered far and wide, and some of us were 
stronger and safer in the stress of temptation and trial, and more 
faithful and earnest in christian duty because of its memories. 
Often, on Thursday afternoons, the thought that parents and 
friends were gathered in that prayer room; that in that sacred 
place they were thinking of us, and asking the God of the 
covenant to think kindly of us, encouraged our hearts in the 
struggle, renewed our purpose and efforts to live right, be useful 
and try to please God. 

Among the families more frequently represented in that 
prayer meeting were those of Rider John Paris, John Kerr, Sr., 
EUler James Kerr, Josiali Moore, (afterward elder) James Byers, 
Elder T. M. Stevenson, Deacon, (later elder) J. E. Stevenson and 
Elder Joseph Stevenson. The families of Davis Paris, John Lamb 
and William Kerr. Sr., were less frequently represented. Elder 
J. W. Marquis was sometimes present. Seldom did any except 
deacons and elders lead in prayer, and few remarks were ever 
made except by the leader. As it was his home, "Grandfather" 
Stevenson was almost always present, and in the absence of the 
pastor usually led the meeting. Perhaps the founder of the Steven- 
son Prayer Meeting conducted the exercises more frequently than 
all others together during its entire history, and God alone knows 
how much of its power, helpfulness and vitality through so many 
years was due to his presence, personal influence and prayers. 

A few remembered incidents will indicate the relation of this 
pra^'er meeting to the most vital interests of the church. On one 
occasion, when the congregation was vacant, and without a house 
of worship, a candidate preached in the "big room," and it was 
the only place he appeared before the people. He was not called, 

The question of building a house of worship was discussed 


and perhaps finally decided at "Society," and the "Little Brick" 
on North Main street was the result. 

In the darkest days in the history of the church, in that same 
room, arrangements were completed and announcements made for 
the communion service, which, by the blessing of God, proved 
tlie turning point in the life of the congregation. 

During his pastorate Mr. Gregg regularly conducted the servi- 
ces. His successors were less frequently present, which was perhaps 
owing, in part, to the fact that after this time a weekly prayer 
meeting was maintained in the church. For several years at every 
fourth meeting of "Society," Mr. Gregg "catechised" both young 
and old. On these occasions the entire family, parents and chil- 
dren, were expected to be present. It was the ambition of the 
children to recite the catechism promptly, correctly and as far as 
they could, while it was their parents' mortification, as well as 
their own, if they hesitated and blundered. Those who had not 
completed memorizing the catechism were arranged in a class, and 
the pastor began at the youngest with "What is the chief end of 
man?" and continued as long as two or three in the class were able 
to answer. Then he turned to the seniors, taking all in the room 
in turn, asking the questions from memory without referring to 
the book. "Uncle" James Byers being less familiar with the shorter 
catechism, the pastor was always prepared with the appropriate 
question from the larger catechism for him, to the great wonder- 
ment of the youngsters. After "The Conclurion of the Lord's 
Prayer" was reached in this way, the remainder of the hour and a 
half, or two hours, allowed for the service, was spent in getting at 
the marrow of one or two questions which had been previously as- 
signed, by skillful questioning, of which Mr. Gregg was a master, 
after the manner of Patterson and Fisher. In that way he went 
nearly, or quite through the shorter catechism, and all who faith- 
fully attended these "catechisings" had a pretty thorough course 
in theoretical and practical theology. 

Some of us will prnise God throughout eternity for the mould- 
ing influence of that prayer room upon our lives. If its walls 
could repeat the .sermons, exhortations and prayers which have 
been uttered there, and the hymns of faith, hope and holy aspira- 
tion, 'which have borne the .souls of the worshi])ers heavenward; 
and if it were possible to describe the experiences, the longings, 
the ])ur])()ses, the heart-struggles, tlu- deliverances, the hopes and 



joys of those who have participated in these meetings through all 
the years, it would be seen that this prayer meeting has been one 
of the most important, powerful and blessed factors in the life of 
the old church, and especially in the lives of many individuals, 
who came more immediately under its influence. 

It is a significant fact that out of six of the families sustain- 
ing the "Stevenson Prayer Meeting," six sons have entered 
the ministry, five of whom are still preaching the gospel of 
salvation, and the same families have given six daughters to the 
missionary work. May there not be the relation of cause and 
effect here. 

God alone knows the full measure of the blessings which have 
come, are still coming, and to the end of time shall continue to 
come upon this church, and those families, and the world in an- 
swer to the prayers that have ascended to the Covenant-keeping 
God from that hallowed place. 


The Rev. Thomas Marquis was in many respects the grand- 
father of this church. 

Through his active participation in the management of the 
Western Missionary Board, he was greatly interested in Ohio and 
Kentucky, and made several western trips as early as 1800 and as 
late as 1817. 

The heirs of Lieutenant James Park, who was an officer in the 
Indian war, and his wife's brother, having been given the right by 
President James Madison, under the act of Congress of August 10, 
1790, to select 2667 acres of vacant land where they chose, were 
undoubtedly largely influenced by Mr. Marquis, on account of his 
personal knowledge of this section, to select, in 1806, the land 
immediately north of and adjoining our present city limits, but 
embracing over four square miles. 

Almost immediately afterward, Mr. Daniel McCoy, who had 
also married a sister of Lieutenant James Park, settled on the land 
near Rush Lake. 

It was to this land and neighborhood that his son-in-law. Rev. 
Joseph Stevenson, was induced to come in 1825, and later his rela- 
tives and neighbors the Stevensons, Marquises, Kerrs, Faris, Mor- 
risons, Byers, Parks, Perrms, Nelsons, Clarks, Yates, Alexanders, 


Scotts, Coalters, Cooks, Moores, Adams, Watkins and probably 

Thomas Marquis was born in Opequon Valley, near Winches- 
ter, Virginia, in 1753. His grandfather, William Marquis, emi- 
grated from Ireland to Fredrick county, Virginia, in 1720. His 
father, Thomas Marquis, married Mary Colville, of Winchester. 
Dying young, his property, which was considerable, was under the 
laws of Virginia, inherited by the eldest son. Our subject, Thomas 
Jr., was raised by his uncle, Joseph Colville, an elder in the 
Presbyterian church. At J 2 or 13 he went to learn the 
weavers' trade, which was his means of support many years. 
During his apprenticeship he studied under a Mr. Ireland. At 22 
he married Jane, sister of Lieutenant James Park, of the Virginia 
line, who was afterwards killed by the Indians in frontier warfare. 
Her firmness, self-denial, industry, and economy were of great 
service to him in his preparation for and exercise of the gospel 

They removed about 1776 to the wilderness of Washington 
county, Pennsylvania, near Vances Fort, now Cross Creek, Here 
in 1778 they united with the church, and theirs' was the first child 
baptized in the place. 

It was not until he was 36 years of age that he started to study 
for the ministry, under Dr. Smith, of Buffalo, and Dr. McMillen, of 

He was licensed by the Redstone Presbytery in 1793, and in 
1794 called to Cross Creek, under the Presbytery of Ohio, where 
he continued for 32 years as pastor, also serving Upper Buffalo 
much of the time. 

As an active manager in the Missionary Board, he visited the 
Seneca Indians in this section in iSoo. 

In 1801, he spent three months in Ohio, visiting this section. 
The revivals under his and others preaching in Washington county, 
Pennsylvania, about 1802, were wonderful, and are a prominent 
feature in the religious history of this country. 

He continued to visit the Indians and white settlements as a 
member of the Executive Committee of the Missionary Board; was 
in this place in 1808, 1817 and probably other years. 

He died September 29, 1827, while visiting his daughter, Mrs. 
Rev. Joseph Stevenson, in Bellefontaine, and his remains lie buried 
on the highest point in our cemetery, under a peculiar stone tablet. 


He was below the average height and inclined to corpulency. 
Kindness, courtes}- and dignity blended in his demeanor. 

Mr, Marquis was a Director of the Board of Jefferson College. 
His musical and irresistible voice and appeal brought him the term, 
"The Silver Tongued." Dr. Matthew Brown, President of Jeffer- 
son College, pronounced him the most effective orator to whom he 
ever listened. Many have been aided by his bequest for the bene- 
fit of the education of pious youths. Eleven of his decendants 
have gone from this church into the ministry or mission field. 

Mrs, Marquis died January 19, 1841, aged 90. 


Sarah Marquis Stevenson, eldest daughter of Rev. Thomas 
Marquis, was born in Western Pennsylvania September 5, 1780. 
She married Rev. Joseph Stevenson August 21, 1804. She was a 
woinan of strong character; a faithful, industrious wife and moth- 
er, and a zealous servant of Christ. Shegreath' aided her husband 
in publishing the good tidings of the gospel by her persistent 
self-sacrifices and labor. 

After seeing her children settled in life, she passed to her re- 
ward July 25, 1849. See her cut on page 34. 

PRIOR TO 1829. 

The first Court House of Logan county was erected in 1822 
on lot No. 142, immediately south of and adjoining the site of the 
present Empire block on Main street. It had a frontage of 40 feet 
and was 36 feet deep and 24 feet high. The Presbyterian services 
were held there from 1824, when the congregation of the "Church 
of Logan" was organized, until 1829, when the South Main street 
church was completed. See picture of this building and the ad- 
joining residence of Robert Patterson opposite table of contents. 
It was drawn b}^ James Kernan, Esq., for this work. 

The residence of Robert Patterson was purchased by him 
when he came to Bellefontaine in 1824. Prayer meetings and 
some other meetings of this congregation were held there prior to 



The Bellefontaine Presbyterians, as a congregation, engaged a 
portion of Rev. Joseph Stevenson's time April i, 1825. The treas- 
urer's record begins on that date. 

At a meeting of the Bellefontaine Presbyterians Nov. 15, 1826, 
for "devising ways and means for building a Presbyterian church," 
it was resolved "that the building be undertaken the follow- 
ing spring." Rev. Joseph Stevenson, Robert Patterson, Raphael 
Moore, Robert Smith and Samuel Newell were elected a Building 
Committee. Robert Patterson was made treasurer and Samuel 
Newell secretary. Under their management a brick building 43 
feet square was erected. "It had a stone foundation raised 
25^ feet above the ground, the story being 15 feet high." 

March 21, 1827, Robert Patterson was authorized to close the 
contracts. December 25, 1827, the report of receipts and expendi- 
tures was approved, and Mr. Patterson was ordered to proceed 
with the building as fast as possiVjle. September 22, 1S28, it was 
resolved that the treasurer proceed to have the floor laid and the 
doors and windows put in as soon as he could. The building was 
apparently soon completed and occupied the following winter. 

See cut on page following table of contents, 


Raphael Moore was the first clerk of the congregation and as 
such was expected to "line out the hymns," but in 1831 it became 
necessarv that assistant clerks be appointed to assist in leading the 
singing in the absence of the clerk of the congregation. Those 
selected were David Robb, William Marquis and John Marquis. 


Among the rules adopted June 23, 1831, for the manage- 
ment of the church, was one, "That it shall be the duty of the 
trustees * * "'^" to provide candles." Another "That it shall be 
considered decent and orderly for the children to sit with their 
parents until they take sittings elsewliere for themselves." 


Rev. Joseph Stevenson lived on his farm from the time he 
came here, in 1825, until his death. First in the old log house 
that stood just south of his large brick residence. 

122 prp:sbyterian church history. 

Rev. George A. Gregg lived on North Main street where Mrs, 
W. A. Ginn's residence now stands. 

Rev. E. B. RafFensperger owned and lived in the house on 
North Mad River street, now owned and occupied by Mr, Emery 

Rev, George P. Bergen lived in the same house. 

Dr. Kalb lived first in the house standing on the southwest 
corner of Elm and Sandusky streets, but he soon bought and 
moved to his present residence on North Detroit. 

Rev. George E. Davies resides at No. 402'/^ East Columbus 


October 6, 1824. — "The Church of Logan having been duly or- 
ganized, requested to be received under the care of the Presbytery. 
Their request was granted. Report received from Church of Lo- 

January 4, 1825. — "The Congregation of Logan (organized on 
Cherokee Run) through Mr. Robinson, requested liberty to pre- 
sent a call to the Presbytery of Washington, Pennsylvania, for a 
portion of ^the ministerial labors of Rev. Joseph Stephenson. 

January 3, 1826. — "The Rev. Joseph Stephenson presented a 
certificate of dismissal from Washington Presbytery, Pennsyl- 
vania, and requested admission to this Presbytery. Granted." 

January 4, 1826. — As Mr. Stevenson had declared his accept- 
ance of the call of "The Congregation of Logan," it was resolved 
"that Mr, Stephenson be installed pastor of the Congregation of Lo- 
gan, at Bellefontaine, on the first Thursday of April next, at 11 
o'clock a. m, Mr, Vandeman was appointed to preach the instal- 
lation sermon, Mr, Washburn to give the charge to the minister 
and Mr. Robinson to give the charge to the people," 

The Presbytery met in Bellefontaine April 5, 1826, Present, 
Revs, Messrs, James Robinson, James Hoge, Joseph Stephenson, 
Ebenezer W^ashburn, Henry Vandeman and several elders. Ser- 
mon was delivered by Rev. James Hoge of Columbus, from 2 Cor. 
12-9 — "My Grace is Sufficient for Thee," 

"The people known by the name of Logan, on Cherokee Run, 
presented a paper * * * with regard to the labors of Mr, Stephenson, 
their pastor elect, viz,, that they expected at present three-fourths 


of Mr. Stephenson's time, to be equally divided between four places 
of preaching or congregations; one at Cherokee Run, where a 
church is organized to be known by the name of the Church of 
Cherokee Run; one at Bellefontaine, one at Newell 's Mill, where a 
church is organiz<"d to be known by the name of Stoney Creek, 
and one at or near West Liberty. That for the purpose of church 
government the congregation of Bellefontaine shall, for the pres- 
ent, be connected with the church of Cherokee Run, and the con- 
gregation of West Liberty shall be connected with the Church of 
Stoney Creek." 

April 6, 1826. — "Rev. Joseph Stephenson, agreeably to the call 
accepted by him and the agreement ^- * * w'as installed pastor of 
the congregations of Cherokee Run, Bellefontaine, Stoney Creek 
and West Liberty, as included in the churches of Cherokee Run 
and Stoney Creek." The services were performed according to 
previous appointment. 

April 3, 1827. — "The congregation of West Liberty requested 
the Presbytery to unite them with the congregation at Bellefon- 
taine, and to direct Mr. Stephenson, their pastor, to devote one-half 
instead of one-fourth of his ministerial labors to the congregation 
of Bellefontaine. Granted." 

124 prp::sbyterian church history. 

Presbyterian Churches 
OF LOGAN County. 

For not like kingdoms of the world 

Thy holy church, O God; 

Though earthquake shocks are threatening her. 

And tempests are abroad; 

Unshaken as eternal hills. 

Immovable she stands, 

A mountain that shall fill the earth, 

A house not made with hands. 

CHE bodies of the Presbyterian church governing this sec- 
tion have been as follows: — 
The General Assembly was organized in 1788. 

Synod of New York and Philadelphia was merged into the Gen- 
eral Assembly in 1788, although organized prior to the General 

The Synod of Virginia was organized by the General Assem- 
bly in 1788. 

The Synod of Kentucky was organized from the Synod of 
Virginia in 1802. 

The Synod of Ohio was organized from the Synod of Ken- 
tucky May 14, 1814. 

The Synod of Cincinnati was constituted from the Synod of 
Ohio October 21, 1828. 

The Synod, of Toledo was organized from the Synod of Cin- 
cinnati in 1870. 

The Synod of Ohio was re-established in 1882. 

The Presbytery of Redstone, embracing Ohio, was constituted 
in 1781, by the Synod of New York. 

The Presbytery of Transylvania, embracing Ohio, was consti' 
luted in 1786, from the Presbytery of Redstone. 


The Presbytery of Washington, embracing all north of the 
Ohio River, was constituted in 1798, from the Presbytery of Tran- 

The Presbytery of Miami, embracing the Miami Valley, was 
established in 1810, from the Presbytery of Washington, by the 
Synod of Kentucky. 

The Presbytery of Columbus, embracing Logan county east of 
the Miami River, was constituted October 20, 182 1, from Miami 
and Washington Presbyteries, by the Synod of Ohio. 

This county and section as "the charge of the Rev. Joseph 
Stevenson" was made a part of the Presbytery of Miami October 
21, 1828, by the Synod of Ohio. 

The Presbytery of Sidne}', including Logan county, was con- 
stituted in 1838, from Miami Presbytery, by the Synod of Cincin- 

The Presbytery of Belief ontaine was established in 1870, from 
Sidney Presbytery, by the Synod of Toledo. 








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The records of this church are probably lost if there ever were 
any. It is mentioned in the records of the General Assembly in 
1814 as without a pastor. It is mentioned by Mr. Gillet's history 
of the church. It never had a meeting house other than Smith's 
mill, residence and the homes of its members. 

The Presbyterians of Urbana, prior to 1814, at which date meet- 
ings were first regularly held in Urbana, divided, some going to 
Buck Creek and some going to this church, which was the only 
one, so far as known, north of Urbana, at this time. 

The actual memoers are not positively known, but so far as 
could be learned the following attended and some of them were 
probably members: — Judge Robert Smith and wife, Isabella 
(Burnside) Smith. He was probably a prime mover, and is said to 
have been an elder in Virginia before moving here in t8io. Was 
an original member of the Bellefontaine church in 1828, and re- 
ceived four votes for elder. He then owned the mill on the Mack- 
a-Cheek, where the Piatt place now is, and meetings were princi- 
pally held in his mill and house. John Smith and wife; John was 
a brother of Robert. He died about 1836; Samuel Newell and 
wife, Nancy. He lived two miles north of West Liberty. Later 
meetings were held at his house. Robert Newell, Sr. 
David Kirkwood, John Kirkwood and his wife, 
Margaret; Alexander Burnside and wife, Elizabeth; Nicholas 
Pickrell and wife; Daniel McCoy and his family. He settled near 
Rush Creek Lake before 1810; Thomas Stewart and family. His son, 
William, remembers that his father's whole family were baptized 
there; James Brown, wife and children — Mary, Julia and Charles; 
Abraham Smith, Henry Secrest and family; W. H. White, Will- 
iam Moore and wife, Dorthy; Charles McClay and family; Mat- 
thew Stewart and family. 

This church organization seem to have broken up before 1824, 
when the Church of Logan was organized, but meetings were con- 
tinued until about the time the West Liberty church was organized. 

It appears possible, after the erection of the Muddy Run 

church building, one mile south of West Liberty, by the "New 
Lights," as they were then called, that the Presbyterians met 
there, as mention is found of Presbyterian ministers preaching 
there, viz.. Rev. William Robinson and Rev. Arthur W. Pogue, 




This church was the direct result of the continued visits and 
preaching of Rev. James Robinson in this county during the years 
1 82 1 to 1825. The meetings were held at the houses of the early 
settlers. The following is from the church records: — "Logan 
county. The church of Cherokee Run being assembled at the 


house of Thomas Scott, on the 2 jtli of September, 1824, according 
to notice. The Reverend James Robinson and Reverend Robert 
B. Dobbins were ])resent and organized a church to be called by 
the name of Cherokee Run. 

"Thomas Scott, Peter Hoover and Robert Edmundson were 
duly elected to the ofTice of ruling elders, having produced certifi- 
cates of their having served as elders in other churches. They were 
installed. Tlie following were received as members on certificate: 
— Thomas Scott and Sarah, his wife; Peter Hoover and Sarah, his 
wife; Robert Kdmundson and Rebecca, his wife; Samuel Hoover 
and Charlotte, his wife; George Hoover and Mary, his wife; John 
Watt and Margaret, his wife; James Stover and Judith, his wife. 

"On examination: — Samuel Newell and Nancy, his wife; 
Robert vScott, Ann Ivdmundson. 

"Reverend J()se])h Stevenson took charge of the church llie 

first of May, 1S25. April, 1S26, he was installed pastor over this 

132 prp:sbyterian church history. 

church and the church cf Stoney Creek, inchidiiig the congrega- 
tions of Bellefontaine and West Liberty, at which regulations were 
made, by which the members of the church belonging to the con- 
gregation of Bellefontaine were put under the care of this church. 
Samuel Newell and Nancy, his wife, were attached to the church 
at Stoney Creek and Robert Patterson and Elizabeth, his wife, to 
this church. 

Signed Joseph Stevenson. 

"June 19, 1S29. The following named members, having con- 
nected themselves with the Bellefontaine church, are no longer 
considered members of this church: — Robert and Elizabeth Pat- 
terson, Nancy McCoy, John W, Marquis. Stephen Giffin." 

Samuel Newell and his wife, Nancy, were dismissed at the 
same time, they being expected to join the Stone}- Creek chvirch, 
but they joined the Bellefontaine church. Over sixty others were 
later granted dismissal from one of these churches to the other. 

The congregation was called by the Presbytery, "The Congre- 
gation of Logan, Organized on Cherokee Run," It was admitted 
to the Columbus Presbytery October 6, 182^^, as the "Church of 
Logan." It was this church that in January, 1825, extended its 
call to the Presbytery of Washington, Pennsylvania, for the servi- 
ces of the Reverend Joseph Stevenson, who was then pastor at 
Three Ridges, near West Alexander, Pennsylvania. 

Mr. Stevenson had been here on several missionary tours and 
in 1824 had preached in Bellefontaine and Cherokee several times, 
and was known to many Presbyterians in the county before leav- 
ing Washington county, Pennsylvania, which was their former 
place of residence. 'Mr. Stevenson was installed pastor of the con- 
gregation of Logan at the court house in Bellefontaine April 25, 

The Church of Logan included the "Congregation of Belle- 
fontaine" as well as the "Congregation of Cherokee Run," each 
of which, it was arranged, should have one quarter of three quar- 
ters of Rev. Mr. Stevenson's time. But the congregation of Belle- 
fontaine was "for the purpose of the church government connected 
with the Church of Cherokee Run," under one Session until the 

organization of the Bellefontaine church and the installation of its 

A log meeting house was erected in 1825, about 25 feet square, 

fronting west, having one door, five windows, no chimney and a 

big box in the center of the floor for charcoal. March 28, 1842, 



one and one-fourth acres of survey 9904, in Cherokee \vas bought 
by the TrustCv^s, Thomas Kerr, Moses vS. Edmundson, Robert Ed- 
nuindson, Jr.. and Jason Thompson, on which was soon erected a 
large i)rick church building. The small population gradually 
moving to the railroad at Huntsville, January 16, 1866, lots 26 and 


27, in the town of Huntsville, were purchased by the Trustees, 
Milton Mahan, James B. Irwin, William Ghormley, from William 
Boggs, and a church building erected on these lots. March 
9, 1867, the Cherokee lots were sold by the same trustees to George 

M. Hoover. 


The name was chang- 
ed in 1867 to "The Hunts- 
ville Presbyterian 
Church." The pastors 
have been: — Rev. Joseph 
Stevenson, supply and 
pastor, May i, i824--45; 
Rev. George A. Gregg, 
supply, 1845-52; Rev J. 
A. Weeks, supply, 1853- 
55; Rev. William Young, 
pastor, 1855-58; Rev. 
Amos Bartholomew, pas- 
tor, 1859-67; Rev. J. H. 
Stevenson, conducted an 
important series of meet- 
ings during 1870; Rev. 
H. M. Shockley, pastor, 
1870-76; Rev. W. H. Hon- 
nell, supply, 1S76-77; 
Rev. A. J. Clark, pas- 



tor, 1877-90; Rev. J. G. Grabiel. pastor, 1891-92; Rev. W. H. Mc- 
Meen, 1893; Rev. L. R. Yeager, pastor, 1894-95; Rev. C. E. Tedford, 
supply, 1896, present pastor. 

The elders have been: — Thomas Scott, 1824-39; Petei Hover, 
1824-38; Robert Edmundson, 1824-46; James Collins, 1835-48; 
George Hover, i8_,5 49; Samuel Hover. April 7, 1849, still an 
elder; B. D. Collins, 1849-83; James Dunlap, 1852; Robert Ed- 
mundson, 1854-59; George Irwin, 1854-58; John B. Ghormley. 1861; 
John Hunter, 1867-88; J. D. McCormick, 1876, present elder; Will- 
i-im S. Irwin, 1891, present elder; \V«i-lliam McCormick, 1892, pres- 
ent elder; George W. Hoover, 1892, present elder; Dr. J. S. Mont- 
gomery, 1892, present elder; James Peoples, 1898, present elder. 


A Sabbath-school has been in almost constant operation ever 
since the organization of the church. Dr. J. S. Montgomery pres- 
ent superintendent. 

The church building has recently been remodeled. The Sab- 
bath-school, Christian Endeavor Society, Woman's Missionary So- 
ciety and the Woman's Aid Society are very efficient adjuncts of 
the church. The church has received into membership 567 per- 



sons, and in the last three years has nearly doubled its member- 

The following sons of this church are now in the Presbyterian 
ministry: — Rev. David O. Ghormley, D. D , of Moscow, Idaho; 
Rev. Rice V. Hunter, D. D., of Indianapolis, Indiana, Rev. David 
G. Collins, missionary, Cheung Mai Laos. 


Samuel Hover was born January 6, 812, in Madison county, 
near Mechanicsburg, Ohio. 

He united with the Presbyterian church at Cherokee in Octo- 
ber 1 83 1. His parents, George and Mary Hover, were charter 
members of that church. 

SAMUEL Axn mar(;arkt hovkr. 

He was elected elder in 1849, and continues to perform the 
duties of that office in the Huntsville Presbyterian church. His de- 
voted wife, Margaret K., (McCracken) labored with him in the 
same church for fifty years, she having united with the Bellefon- 
taine Presbyterian church before her marriage, which was solem- 
nized March 17, 1836. She died A])ril 29, 18S6. 




The Stoney Creek church, called Spring Hill since about 1864. 
was organized January 12, 1826, at what was known as Newell's 
Mill, This mill, long since gone, stood at the base of the hill up- 
on which Spring Hill village now stands. It was organized by 
the Rev. Joseph Stevenson. At this time John Travers, John Tay- 
lor and John Wilson were elected elders and John Travers was 

elected treasurer and John Newell, 
p" " ■ Joseph Wilson and William Wilson 

i ^ were elected trustees. The records 

I show that the Session of Cherokee 

Run Presbyterian church met at 
Newell's Mill August 13, 1825, consist- 
ing of Rev. Joseph Stevenson and 
elders Thomas Scott and Robert Ed- 
mundson, and there received into the 
communion of Cherokee Run church 
the following persons, viz. : — K( bert 
Patterson, Silas Johnson, Mary Moore, 
Sarah Vance, Elenor Wilson, Eliza- 
beth Patterson, Ann McFerran, Jane 
Wilson, Robert Newell, Sr., Marga- 
ret Monroe, who constituted the 
nucleus and charter members of 
Stoney Creek church, which took 
the form of organization early the following year. After the 
organization at Newell's Mill the congregation erected a log build- 
ing in the woods near the present site on the place of Miles Wilson's 
heirs, and worshiped there until the removal of the log church to 
the present site, and there in 1844 built a new church — Samuel 
Ball and a Mr. Beaty being the builders — which stood until Sep- 
tember, 1886, when the building was remodeled and refurnished in 
modern style, the frame being only slightly changed and turned 
to face the east. In 1841 the church at West Liberty was set off 
from this church. 

This church from its inception has been blessed with a faith- 
ful and wise eldership. When the territory was so vast and the 
country unbroken many were the sacrifices made by these servants 
of God in order that they might be present at the Sessional meet- 
ings. In that early time the elders had frequently to go as far to 



attend Sessional meetings in some remote part of its jurisdiction, 
as we now go to a meeting of Presbytery; and as far to a meet- 
ing of Presbytery then as we now go to a Synod. 

Joseph Wilson came from Pennsylvania. He was an original 
elder of this church instead of John mentioned on last page, and 
served it faithfully in that capacity for over forty years. See cut 

Among others who seem to have given much thought and 
prayer to the building up of this church while serving as elders 
are Semple Cooper, Robert Moore and Samuel Calland- All have 
gone to join its general assembly above. This church has now 
165 memVjers. The Sunday-school was begun here in 1836 and has 
now 206 members. 


Meetings were held here about 1830 by the Rev. Joseph Stev- 
enson at the house of James Moore. Meetings were held in the 
old log Methodist church for a long time prior to the erection of a 
church building. Among the Presbyterians living there during the 
life of the church were: — John Tod, John Dickson and wife, R. 
Voungman and wife, Philo Dorwin, wife and daughters; Joseph Tur- 
ner and wife, Mary (Greer;) Margaret, wife of Dr. Clary, and Lydia 
and Rebecca Clary; Mr. Erter (from Germany) and family; James 
Irwin and family, Wilson Strayer, James Ellis and family, Robert 
Smith, Mrs. Mary (Musselman) Taylor, John Parish and Mary 
(Turner,) his wife; Lewis Taylor, William Campbell, John Hum- 
phreys and the families of James Moore, Isaac Moore, Robert 
Dickson, Alfred Matthews and John Means. 

The religious services of this church continued to be held in 
the old log Methodist church until about 1847. On August 31, of 
that year, John Dickson and Mary, his wife, deeded lot 10, of the 
South Addition to the south addition of Logansville to W^illiam 
Campbell, Philo Dorwin and John Humphre\'s in trust for the Pres- 
byterian church at Logansville. 

Services continued until about 1863. During the last ten 
years they were held partly xw DeGraflF, and the church was called 
"Logansville and DeGraff Presbyterian church." Many of the 
members of this church united with the Parish church in 1866, and 
in 1869 with the DeGraff church. In 1874 William Campbell, the 
only surviving trustee, transferred the property to John Dickson 
for 1 1 00. 

Among the earliest ministers of this church was Rev. William 
^L (ral breath. 

138 prk;sbyterian church history, 


This church was organized in February, 1835, when it was 
called the church of "Miami," but in April, 1839, ^^'^ probably in 
March, 1836, it was called "Pleasant Valley" church. They usual- 
ly met in Mr. Hukill's barn, which stood within the present lim- 
its of Bellecenter. It was organized by the Rev. Thomas B. Clark, 
who began preaching in this section of the country in 1832 and 
who continued to supply its pulpit until 1841. Among its 
original 24 members were: — John Hemphill and Martha Hemphill, 
his wife; John Hemphill, Jr., and Elinor, his wife; Julia A. 
Howell and Margaret Irwin, and the families of Mr. Hukill, Rob- 
ert Gebby, John Zimmerman, Robert Guy, Rev. Thomas B. Clark, 
and later of the other pastor, the Rev. George P. Pogue. Robert 
Gebby and John Zimmerman were the elders. 

The Richland church of 1837 was a division from this church. 


The Second Presbyterian church of Bellefontaine, Ohio, was 
organized in the spring of 1836. The elders were Thomas Mar- 
quis, Joshua Robb, Robert B. Wilson, Robert McCoid and others 
not remembered. 

A house of worship was erected on North Detroit street, be- 
tween Columbus and Sandusky, which is now occupied as a car- 
riage shop. The ground on which it stands was conveyed by 
Alexander Wilson and Mary, his wife, to Joshua Robb, Joseph 
Marquis and Joseph Nelson as trustees of the Second Presbyterian 
church, in December, 1838. 

The first pastor was Rev. John A. Meeks; second. Rev. John 
L. Bellville; third, Rev. David K. Polk. The following is a partial list 
of the members: — Thomas Marquis and wife, Joana; Joshua Robb 
and wife, Mary; Alexander Wilson and wife, William Robb and 
wife, Margaret; Thomas L. Mays and wife, Catherine; Robert B. 
Wilson and wife, Robert McCoid and wife, Moses Wellman and 
wife, Ann; Captain William Marquis and wife, Nancy; John Mar- 
quis and wife, Margaret; James Marquis and wife, Mary; Rev. 
John Marquis, Jr., and wife, Mary; Samuel Douglas and wife, 
Rebecca; Miss Mary Marquis, James P. McCoy and Vv^ife, Nancy; 
Moses Marquis and wife, Ann; William Marquis and wife, Joseph 
McNutty and wife, John Nelson and wife, Sarah; Miss Jane Mays, 
Samuel Cowan and wife, Joseph Nelson and wife, Elizabeth; Joshua 


Robb, Jr., and wife, Sarah; Miss Jane Marquis, Miss Elizabeth 
Marquis, Miss Nancy Marquis, Miss Jane Park, Samuel Alexander 
and wife, Sarah Jane; Mrs. Ann Robb, Sylvester Robb and wife, 
Isabel; Colonel David Robb and wife, Nancy; Mrs. Hannah Ross, 
John Robb and wife, Nancy; Miss Elizabeth Robb, Soloman 
Adams and wife, Julia; James Marquis and wife, William Cook 
and wife, Jane; William Alexander and wife, Elizabeth; Joseph 
Marquis and wife, Eliza; James Mays, Joseph Robb and Mrs. 
Hannah Beall. 

The church disbanded in 1850, and the church property was 
sold to the Associate Reform church of Bellefontaine, in March of 
that year. 


This church was organized about 1837 in or near the present 
town of New Richland by the Rev. G. P. Pogue. The meetings 
were held at the houses and barns of some of the members. A church 
building was later erected. Among the members learned of were 
the following: — William M. Scott and John Zimmerman, elders; R. 
B. Simpson and his wife, Deborah (Thompson) Simpson; Kate 
Thompson (Bennett,) Matthew Simpson, his wife, Elizabeth, and 
children; Robert Simpson, W. W. Simpson, Rebecca Simpson, 
Henry Van Hover, Margaret Simpson, Sarah Simpson, William 
McClure, Samuel Lambard and his wife, Leama H. (Dickey;) Mr. 
Hemphill and Mrs. Frances Mains. 

This church was a "New School" Presbyterian church. It 
continued but a few years. 


The first settlements of this county were in the southern por- 
tion and the first regular Presbyterian preaching was also natural- 
ly there. About West Libert}', at Mack-a-Cheek and Muddy Run 
there were regular services held as early as 1813-14 and probably 
l^efore. But the first regular meetings in the village were prob- 
ably begun in 1S26 under arrangements made by the Presbytery 
held in Bellefontaine that year, by which the congregation of 
West Liberty, which had been organized before April 5th, 1826, 
was attached, for the purpose of church government, to the church 
of vStoney Creek, and the Rev. Joseph Stevenson made pastor, to 



employ one-quarter of three-quarters of his entire time at West 

April 3, 1827, the congregation of West Liberty, at its request, 
was united by the Presbytery to the congregation of Belief on taine 
so that both could obtain a double share of Mr. Stevenson's 
preaching, and so that both could worship in a new church, for 
which Bellefontaine was then arranging. 

In 1830-31 the Rev. Mr. Garland preached here half of the 


time. In 1840 the Rev. R. H. Hollyday, then assisting Rev. Mr. 
Stevenson in the First church at Bellefontaine, preached here each 
alternate Sabbath. 

In 1841 Mr. Hollyday organized the present church, the 
original members being: — Harriett Reynolds, John M. Glover, 
elder; Isabella Glover, Clarissa Stewart, Nancy Jane Kirkwood, 
Caroline Kirkwood, Laura Beebe, Eva Eliza Runkle, Sarah Chap- 
man, Sarah Miller, Jane Hildebrand, Margaret Andrews, Henry 
Secrist, Jane Morris, Dorothy Secrist, Rachel P^lliott, John W. Ing- 
ham, trustee; Caroline Ingham, Jane McClay, Maria White, Samuel 


Taylor, trustee; Aaron Mitchell, Isabella McBeth, William Kirk- 
wood, Mrs. Kirkwood, Marquis Wood, elder; Mary Anne Wood. 

The meetings were held in a room prepared in the "Old Stone 
Distillery" until the erection of a church building in 1845. Aug- 
ust 21, 1843, the first church lot was deeded to the trustees, Sam- 
uel Taylor, J. W, Ingham and J. M. Glover, by Thomas B. Miller. 
The first building was burned in 1889. On May 17, 1890, the 
church lot was re-deeded to them by Mary J. (wife of J. Emerson) 
Smith, Susan F., Frances and Minnie K. Glover, and the present 
edifice erected. In March, 1899, the church had six elders, seven 
deacons, 146 members and 90 in the Sunday-school. 

The ministers have been: — Rev. R. H. Hollyday to 1842; Rev. 
Milton A. Sacket, 1843-44; Rev. James H. Gill, 1846-53; Rev. 
William Perkins, 1854; Rev. L. I. Drake, 1855-85; Rev. Reese M. 
Edwards, Rev. C. W. Hempstead, Rev. David J. Blyth, Rev. 
Charles J. McCracken, 1899. 


This church was started by the Rev. George P. Pogue about 
1846 by meetings held at David Ghormley's house. Among the 
original twenty -six members were: — The families of David 
Ghormley, elder; Eben Durkee, deacon; C. I. Brooks, Aaron Cof- 
let, Mr. Rogers and A. I. Van Horn. 

A church building was erected in 1849 ^t the Rogers farm, in 
vSection 14, on the south side of the road north of the present reser- 
voir. The services prior to that time were held in the Van Horn 
school house. After the building of the Lewistown reservoir in 
1850-51, the minister and most of the members gradually removed, 
and in 1854 it ceased to exist. 


The first regular Presbyterian services were held in the Meth- 
odist meeting house about 1847-50 by the Rev. James H. Gill, pas- 
tor at West Liberty, and Rev. William M. Galbreath. January 11, 
1 85 1, a church was organized with the following members: — Solo- 
mon Adams, Jane McAdin, Martha Miller, Luther Smith, Marga- 
ret Marquis, Sarah McCoy, Joshua Robb, Sr., Maria Adams, EH/a- 
betli Milner, William Marciuis, Elizal^eth Moore, Julia Adams, Syl- 
vester Robb, Wm. Cook, Effie Smith, Nancy McCoy, John Nelson, 
Sarah Robb, Jesse Milner, Elizabeth A. Nelson, Nancy Marquis, 



Margaret Odor, Thomas McAdin, Isabella Robb, Jane Cook, 
Bridget Kenton, Jane McCoy, Sarah Nelson, Mary Robb, Joseph 
Nelson, Ann Robb, Samuel Marquis. 

Many of the above had been members of the First and after- 
wards of the Second church of Belief ontaine, and upon the discon- 
tinuance of the latter they assisted in organizing this church. 
Two hundred and seventy-seven members have been added since 
the organization. 


The following have been elders: — Luther Smith, E. T. Davis, 
Thomas Marquis, G. P. Stevenson, Joshua Robb, C. H. Chapman, 
James Jameson, J. C. Smith, Justus Rutan, J. K. Abraham, Emer- 
son Smith. Present elders: — S. C. Robb, H. C. Miller, J. K. 
Stevenson and G. D. Adams. 

The ministers have been: — Rev. J. K. Lyle, 1851; Rev. T. T. 
Smith, 1853; Rev. E. B. Raffensperger, 1857; Rev. Wm. G. 
Hillman, 1858; Rev. J H. Gill, 1859; Rev. James A. Marshall, 
i860; Rev. Charles Hill, 1866-69; Rev. Luther Smith, 1874-79; 
Rev. J. T. Smith, 1853, Rev. L. I. Drake, 1859; Rev. Jas. A. Mar. 
shall, 1863-64; Rev. L. J. Drake, 1870-74; Rev. Luther Smith, 1874- 



79; Rev. D. O. Gliormley, 1880; Rev. Jas. A. Darrah, 1881; Rev. R. 
C. Colmery, D. D., 1882-83; Rev. \Vm. G. March, 1882-83; Rev. 
G. L. Kalb, D. D., 1883-84. 

Dr. Kalb has always had a fatherly care for this church, re- 
ceiving more members into the church than any other pastor. 

Students who supplied the pulpit occasionally were: — D. G. 
Collins, R. Scott Stevenson and J. G. Grabiel. The later ministers 
have been Rev. C. W. Hempstead, Rev. David J. Blyth and Rev. 
Chas. J. McCracken. 

June 29, 1852, Noah and Zane McColloch sold to Mr. Luther 
Smith, in trust for the church, lot 5, now lot 30, in McColloch's 
addition, on which the present church building was soon erected. 

There have been Sabbath-school organizations at different 
times, but none very long lived until the one organized in 1890, 
with J. G. Grabiel superintendent. This organization has kept in 
good running order ever since, and at present is in a flourishing 
and encouraging condition, J. E. Dunaway superintendent. 

A Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor was organized 
in 1891 by a committee of five from the Bellefontaine society, and 
has been running successfully ever since. 


Rev. Luther Smith, son of Ely 
and Amy (Emerson) Smith, born at 
Hollis, New Hampshire, August 11, 
1800, graduated from Brown Univer- 
sity in 1824, studied law, located at 
Paris, Kentucky, in 1827, where he 
opened an academy. 

He married, October, 1834, Lu- 
cretia Caldwell, who died in Louis- 
ville, Kentucky, He married, second, 
in 1845, Effie Moody, of Clifton, Ohio, 
and moved to Logan county. After 
teaching for several years he settled 
on his farm near Zanesfield. 

In all matters of public welfare 

he was a leader. He had studied the- 

REv. LUTHER SMITH. ology wliilc iu Kcutucky. In 1874 he 

was licensed and ordained by the Bellefontaine Presbytery and was 

installed pastor of the Zanesfield church. In 1S75 he built the 



Presbyterian church of East Liberty in which he preached. He 
continued to serve in both churches until 1879, and in East 
Liberty church until about 1883. He died soon after. His child- 
ren were James Emerson, now of Piqua, Ohio, and William C. 


A petition having been presented to the Presbytery of Sidney 
in April, 1865, then in session at Bellefontaine, Ohio, for a Presby- 
terian church at DeGraff, Ohio, ministers G, L. Kalb and Alex- 


ander Telford and Elder Robert vSmith were Presbytery's commit- 
tee to visit the field, and should the way be clear organize a church. 
The committee met May 13 of the same year and organized the 
church with twelve members, and at the same time Lyman Doane 
was elected elder and installed, having been an elder in the Lo- 
gansville and DeGraff church. Ten days later William Walker, a 
former ruling elder of the Logansville and DeGraff church, was 
elected a ruling elder in the DeGraff Presbyterian church and in- 
stalled. September 30, 1895, Lyman Doane, William Walker, 



Aaron Mitchell. William Campbell and P. Craig were elected Trus- 
tees of the church, at the same time Henry Ruling and G. Cal- 
land, formerly deacons of the Presbyterian church of Spring Hill, 
were elected deacons in the DeGraff Presb3-terian church. Rev. 
W. H. Honnell, of the Presbytery of Transylvania, was the first 

minister to serve this newly or- 
ganized church; he served the 
church as a supply. The Rev. 
F. M. Kumler has served the 
church as pastor since j\pril Tst, 
1893. During this time the 
church has been greatly en- 
couraged and built up, the 
membership being more than 
doubled, and a convenient and 
substantial parsonage built. 
The church has the rotary sys- 
tem of eldership, and the pres- 
ent Board of Elders are: — James 
Hays, W. E. Harris, A. H. 
Moore, T. H. Ross and J. W. 
Walker. Jacob Kloepfer, J. W. 
Wiegman, Henry Huling and 
A. B. Huston constitute the 
present Board of Deacons, 
while James Mays, Solomon 
Wambaugh, A. H. Moore, Ja- 


cob Kloepfer and Hiram Huber make up the Board of Trustees. 

Charter members were: — Lyman Doane, Martha Doane, Nancy 
Murphy, William Campbell, Martha Barnhart, Jane Boggs, Eliza- 
beth Huston, Mary A. McElroy, Hannah Reynolds, Aaron Mitchell, 
Sarah C. Mitchell, Martha .Mitchell. 

Pastors and supplies of the DeGraff Presbyterian church were: 
— Rev. W. M. Galbreath was pastor of Spring Hill church from 
1849 to 1853. During that time he preached at DeGrafF, how reg- 
ular is not known. The records do not inform us as to this, but 
he preached here as late as 1865. The church home was built in 
1856, and dedicated on New Year's day, 1857. 

Rev. W. H, Honnell was stated supply here from ^lay, 1865, 
to A])ril, 1868. Then Rev. Alexander Telford became stated sup- 
])ly in September, 1868, and continued until 1S73. 

146 prp:sbyterian church history. 

Rev. Joseph Lower became pastor in August, 1874, and so con- 
tinued until 1876. In September, 1876, Rev. A. B. Struthers became 
stated supply and so continued until 1879. Then Rev. F. Lynn 
became stated supply in September, 1879, and so continued until 
some time in 1880. Then for about six years the church was sup- 
plied by students of theology, Dr. Kalb filling in by preaching in 
the afternoons, Messrs. MarslMiian, D. G. Collins, R. S. Stevenson 
and J. G. Grabiel being some of them. 

In 1886 Rev. J. E. Alexander became pastor for one-half of his 
time and so continued until some time in 1889. 

Early in 1891 Rev. J. G. Grabiel became stated supply and so 
continued until some time in 1892. 

if V 

This church was indirectly the successor of the churches of 
Pleasant Valley and Richland, which see. 

It was organized December 9, 1852, the first pastor being the 
Rev. J. A. Weeks; the elders, Alvin Clark and James Dunlap. 

The original members were: — Rebecca Zimmerman, Samuel 
Lambert, Elizabeth C. Hukill, John Zimmerman, Fra-ncis Mains, 
Maria McLaughlin, Joseph Patton, Sarah Pilbrick, Susan Gebby, 
Elizabeth Hemphill, Eleanor Lambert, Hazzard Hopkins, Mary 
Clark, James Dunlap, William Yates, Margaret E. Patton, Andrew 
Yates, J. L. Hemphill, Eleanor Hemphill, Mary Hemphill, Alvin 
Clark, Jane Scott, Mary J. Martin, Margareta Yates, C. C. Scott, 
Sarah Deer. 

The early services were held in the old Methodist church and 
in the school houses. 

January i, 1857, the trustees, William Ritchie, James Ritchie, 
and A. Clark, purchased lot 69, where the present church building 
was erected. The other ministers have been: — Rev. William 
Young, 1855-58; Rev. Henry M. Shockley, 1870-76; Rev. John K. 
Argo, 1893-95; Rev. Amos Bartholomew, 1859-67; Rev. A.J. Clark, 
1877-93; Rev. Edward P. Elcock, since 1895, 

Some of the other officers have been: — Elders James Ritchie, 
Joseph Clyde, William McLain, William Lowrey, James Sherrat, 
Archibald Jameson, Josiah R. Laughlin, Seth Taylor, Samuel Har- 
bert, William R. Ritchie, John A. Hemphill, John L. Clark, 
Deacons: — Josiah R. Laughlin, R. B. Simpson, William Hoon, 



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William Hemphill, S. H. Bergert, C. Zahler. Present trustees: — 
A. J. Wallace, William Torreiice, H. J. Mack, Davis Zahler. 

In March, 1899, this church had 6 elders, 5 deacons, 236 mem- 
bers and 143 Sunday-school scholars. 


This church was organized by the Rev. William H. Honnell 
February i, 1S66, in a frame building previously occupied by the 
Methodist denomination, which stood on the west side of the 
Bokengehalas Creek, where the Bellefontaine and Logansville 
road now crosses the same. Among the original twenty-eight 
members, March i, 1867, were: — Joseph E. Carr, elder; Nancy 
(Douglas) Carr, Josephine Carr, Joseph Rathmell, elder; Hannah 
Rathmell, Mary Rathmell, Robert Parish, elder; G. Turner Parish, 
deacon; Margaret Parish, Mary Parish, Sarah Parish, Annie (Mak- 
emson) Hamer, Daniel Hamer, Margery (Horst) Hamer, Mar}- 
E. Hamer, John Parish, Ellen (Douglas) Parish, Marcellus Stew- 
art, Angeline Turner, Albert Turner, Rebecca Rish, Hannah Beale, 
Elix-a Martin. 


prp:sbyterian church history. 

Mr. Honnell began preaching here in 1865. The Parish organ- 
ization was discontinued on October 24, 1867, as the above men- 
tioned meeting house had burned, and all of above named mem- 
bers were received by letter from this church into the DeGraff 
Presbyterian church. 

Note. — Rev. William H. Honnell, son of William and Ellinor 
(Wilson) Honnell, of Washington county, Pennsylvania, born 
October, 6, 1828, was educated at Sidney, (Ohio), Oxford College 
and Danville (Kentucky) Theological Seminary. Was chaplain, 
First Kentucky Cavalry, U. S. A., 1861-65. Preached in Ken- 
tucky, pastor at DeGraff and Parish, 1866-69, later at Rushsylvania, 
Moved to Evart, Kansas, in 1886. 


The Presbyterian church was organized June 3, 1867, by a 
commission of Sidney Presbytery, consisting of the Reverends G. 
L. Kalb and A. Bartholomew and Elders William McCoUoch and 
Samuel Hoover, with thirteen members, five by certificate and 


eight on profession of their faith. Those by certificate were three 
from Bellecenter Presbyterian church, viz. : — W. F. Lowrey, 
his wife, Amanda, and Sarah Stewart, From the Bellefontaine 
Presbyterian church; — John C. Walter and Eliza, his wife. Those 



on profession were: — Catharine Lideigh, Maria Hemphill, Henri- 
etta Carson, Anna J. Howard, Elizabeth Heller, Jacob Grabiel and 
Mary J., his wife. 

Seven of the original members are living still, viz.: — Sarah 
Stewart, Anna J. Howard, John C. Walter and Mary J. Grabiel. 
members of the Rushsylvania Presbyterian church at present. The 
other three are Amanda Lowery, a member of the Presbyter- 
ian church at Lyons, Kansas; Maria Hemphill, now living in Chi- 
cago, and Catharine Lideigh, a member of the Lutheran church 
near New Jerusalem, this count3\ 

At the organization W. F. Lowrey, having been an elder in 
the Bellecenter church, and Jacob Grabiel were elected elders and 
John C. Walter, deacon. 


Rev. W. H. Honnell was the first stated supply of the church, 
serving about six years. Rev. Solomon Cooke was stated supply 
for six months. The first building was erected in 1879, a frame 
costing about |;2,5oo. 

Rev. J. E. Alexander came on the field in 1875, then a student 


in Lane Theological Seminary, and has had charge of the church 
since that time, being still its pastor. 

The church has had a healthy, but not a rapid growth and 
had in March, 1899, six elders, 6 deacons, 157 members and 130 
Sunday-school scholars. A new building was erected in 1893-94, 
being dedicated in July, 1894. It was built of brick with stone 
trimmings, slate roof, basement with heater, bowled floor 
circular pews, with lecture room and two infant class rooms, all so 
arranged as to be connected with the main audience room when 
necessary. The auditorium will seat 300, and with the Sabbath- 
school department 500 can be comfortably seated. It is located on a 
corner lot and the highest point on Main street. It cost, including 
lot, about |5,6oo. 


The Presbyterian church of East Liberty was not a separate 
organization, but part of the Zanesfield church. Among the early 
members were: — Charles H. Chapman and George Adams, elders; 
Effie, wife of Rev. Luther Smith; Mary, (Brown) wife of G. D. 
Adams; Emily, (How) wife of C. H. Chapman; Ellen, wife of Joshua 
Dickinson, daughters Sallie and Jennie; Elizabeth, wife of -J. M. 
Jameson, and daughters Barbary (McNiel) and Mary (Winner); 
Richard Armstrong and wife, Eliza, (Bell) and children Eliza J., 
( Irwin) Efiie, (Humaker) Sallie, (Ferguson) Margaret (Smith) and 
John; Harriett, wife of John Armstrong; Winfield Akey, Emerson 
Smith (son of Rev. Luther Smith) and wife, Mary (Glover) Smith. 

Rev. Mr. Smith was pastor of the congregation until 
about 1883. July 24, 1875, the trustees of the Zanesfield 
Presbyterian church, of East Liberty, purchased a lot, 120x88 
feet in size, in East Liberty, and erected a church building in 1876. 
This was occupied by them as a church and by the Union Sunday- 
school, of East Liberty, under Moses Emerson, (father of Captain 
J. D. and George W. Emerson) as superintendent, until 1883, when 
so many moving away the services were discontinued. 

The property was conveyed April 4, 1885, to the Disciple 
church by Alfred McAtee, George D. Adams, J. C. Smith, James 
Jameson and Thomas Flack trustees of the Zanesfield Presbyterian 
church of East Liberty. 



The Ridgeway church was organized June 29, 1875, by a com- 
mittee of the Belief ontaine Presbytery consisting of Rev. George L. 
Kalb and Elder J. C. Walter, with five members, viz.: — Nancy 
Early, William J. Early and Alexander Denison on examination 
and profession of faith in Christ, and Amy A. Hill by certificate 
from the Rushsylvania Presbyterian church. W. J. Early and 
Alexander Denison were elected, ordained and installed elders, and 
the church declared organized under the name of the Rush Creek 
Presbyterian church, by the Presbytery. The name was changed 
to that of "The Ridgeway Presbyterian church." The organiza- 
tion was effected in the "White Swan School House," about two 
miles south of Ridgeway. At Ridgeway in 1878-79 a church build- 
ing was erected, costing about 12,200, which was dedicated in the 
fall of 1879. The building is a neat brick structure and wall seat 
225. This church never had a regularly installed pastor. For the 
most time Rev. J. E. Alexander, pastor of the Rushsylvania Presby- 
terian church, had supplied them with preaching, every two weeks 
in the afternoon. The membership at present is about 32. 





Prayer. Music. 

The Founders of the Church and their Decendants W. V. Marquis 

The Pa.stors of the Church Dr. S. W. Fuller 

The Children of the Church, Who have Entered the Ministry and Mission 

Field Mrs. S. A. Buchanan 

The Children of the Church J. E. West 

The Work and Influence of the Church in the Community 

Rev. G. W. Hamilton, D. D. 


Our Temples of Worship E.J. Howenstine 

The Singers in Israel G. M. Stevenson 

Our Pastor, His Work and His Influence W. H. West 

Our Pastor's Wife Mrs. J. M. Riddle 



The addresses were delivered in the auditorium of the church. 
The Belief ontaine Presbytery was in session. Its proceedings were 
postponed for this occasion and its members took part. 

Rev. Mr. Fulton, of Kenton, moderator of the Presbytery, pre- 
sided. He explained the part the Presbytery had been required 
to take in severing the relationship, as pastor, of Dr. Kalb to this 
church. By appointment of the Presbytery, Rev. Edward P. 
Elcock delivered an address reviewing Dr. Kalb's long pastorate 
and his connection with this Presbytery. 



Many of the founders of this church were decendants of the 
sturdy Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, who fled from the Old Country 
to establish and maintain, on American soil, the principles of 
religious and political liberty denied them in their native land. 


Many others can trace their ancestry back more than two cen- 
.iries; to the time of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes by Louis 
le 14th, of France; at which time, MacCaulay says in his history of 
England, "That in a few months fifty thousand of the best fam- 
ies quitted France forever," by reason of the persecution of the 
[uguenots (or Presbyterians.) "Nor were they svich." he further 
lys, "as a country can well spare, being, generally, persons of 
itelligent minds; of industrious habits and of austere morals." 

These refugees emigrated chiefly to Pennsylvania and Virginia, 
lence to Western Pennsylvania, to Washington and adjoining 
3unties; thence to Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Knox, Licking, 
luskingum and probably other counties in Eastern Ohio, some 
Itimately locating in Logan county. 

The first name that appears upon the records is that of the 
astor, Rev. Joseph vStevenson. "The Pastors of the Church" hav- 
ig been assigned on the program to another person, it is unnec- 
>sary for me to refer to his long life and services. He was born 
larch 25, 1779, died February 24, 1865. The next three names 
ppearing on the record are those of the first Session, chosen by 
le church at its organization in 1828, to-wit: — Joshua Robb, John 
rilson Marquis and Robert Patterson. 

Joshua Robb came from Washington county, Pennsylvania, 
bout 1824. He was a soldier in the war of 1812; was in the battle 
f the Thames, in Canada, and present when the celebrated Indian 
hief, Tecum.seh, was killed by the Kentuckians. He was a giant 
1 stature and in strength, being over six feet in height. At one 
ime three or four ministers met in Bellefontaine by appointment 
3 go in company to a meeting of Synod in Columbus. Mr. Robb 
ccompanied them on foot. When the party reached the town of 
^anesfield, five miles east, Judge Robb said he would "go on 
head and report to the Synod that they were coming." He ar- 
ived at Columbus .several hours in advance of the gentlemen on 

orse V)ack. He died at Lima, Ohio, at an advanced age, about 

Robert Patterson came from Licking county in 1S24; was 
hosen Clerk of the first Se.ssion and continued to serve for 12 or 15 
ears. He was one of the early merchants of Bellefontaine, and 
rominent and active in the church, in business and in the public 
fTairs of Logan county. He was born in County Down, Ireland, 
789, and died at the residence of his son-in-law. Rev. R. H, Holly- 
ay, at iMudlay, Ohio, Se})tember 7, 1867. 

154 prp:sbyterian church history. 

John Wilson Marquis, whose name frequently appears in the 
records, came from Washington county, Pennsylvania. He was 
accidentally killed on the railroad track between Belief ontaine and 
Ridgeway, Ohio, about 1859. 

Thomas Marquis, the next of the early elders, was born in 
Frederick county, Virginia, October 2, 1767. Removed thence to 
Washington county, Pennsylvania, thence to Belmont, Knox and 
Logan counties. He served as elder in Logan county and else- 
where (before coming here) more than half a century. He died 
October 19, 1851, at the age of 84, in Montgomery county, Ohio. 
The names of other pioneer members are John McCracken, 1833; 
John Paris, 1836; David Patterson, 1833; James Kerr, 1836. 

I presume they may all be properly considered as founders 
and pioneers of Presbyterianism in Logan county. It is impos- 
sible to trace the numerous decendants of these people in the brief 
time allowed. They are scattered all over this land — from the 
lakes to the gulf and from ocean to ocean. 

In the list are to be found names eminent in church and state, 
in science, literature and art, and in war: — The Stevensons, Robbs, 
Kerrs, Marquises, Pattersons, Nelsons, Cooks, McCrackens, 
Moores, Farises and Byers. The names and faces of their decend- 
ants are familiar to the people of this church, and of this com- 
munity at the present time. 

The first one hundred members admitted to this church, 
including the founders, were equally divided between the nren and 
the women, there being just fifty of each. 

Of the last eight hundred and seventeen members admitted, 
two hundred and eighty-one were males and five hundred and 
thirty-six were females — a preponderance of females over males 
of about two to one. The reasons for this preponderance are left 
to be explained by others. 



The following ministers have served the First Presbyterian 
church of Belief ontaine: — Rev. Joseph Stevenson from 1825 to 1843, 
18 years; Rev. R. H. Hollyday, assistant to pastor six months, 
1840-41; Rev. George A. Gregg, 1844 to 1854, 10 years; Rev. E. B 
Raffensperger, 1854 to 1859, AYz years; Rev. George P. Bergen, 1859 
to 1863, 4 years; Rev. G. L. Kalb, D. D., 1863 to 1898, 35 years. 


For a year prior to Mr. Gregg's pastorate the pulpit of the 
irst church had supplies by Rev. Mr. Sacket, of West Liberty, 
ev. Mr. Spence, of Sidney, and Rev. Mr. Beddow. 

I have ver}' little information in regard to the pastors of the 
2Cond church, and am indebted to Governor Marquis for what I 
ive. The church was organized in 1836 by Presbytery. Rev. Jno. 
. Meeks served this church either as pastor or stated supply from 
)Out 1837 to 1839. Rev. Jno. L. Belleville from about 1839 to 
)47 Rev. David K. Polk from 1847 to 1849, at about which time 
le Second church ceased to exist. I have no history of consc- 
ience of these ministers. I think Rev. Mr. Meeks preached at 
3ring Hill and West Liberty occasionally, and finally took charge 
a Congregational church in Findlay. I had no personal acquaint- 
ice with Rev. Mr. Belleville, but know that he was considered a 
lented man, and as he lived during the controversial period, he 
as often engaged in defending his own views, which were suffic- 
ntly pronounced to satisfy almost any Calvinist. Mr. Belleville 
ime from Montgomery county to this place, and after the close 
" his ministry here returned to that county and died in Dayton 
>me years since at an advanced age. 

The Reverend Joseph Stevenson, one of the pioneers of Logan 
ninty, may also be considered the father of Presbyterianism in 
lis part of the countr}-. He was born in Hagerstown, Maryland, 
[arch 25, 1779, and died February 24, 1865, at Bellefontaine, Ohio. 
Losing his father when he was but five years of age, he was 
rought up, in part, in the family of his stepfather. Judge Edgar. 
t the age of fifteen he was apprenticed for four and one-half years 
i<l learned the smith trade in Beaver county, Pennsylvania, 
having finished his apprenticeship he set up shop for himself in 
■^00, near Greensburg, Beaver county, Pennsylvania." He contiii- 
ed for nearly three years in business and was greatly prospered, 
hen, it is said, severe affliction overtook him and turned his 
loughts entirely to his soul's welfare and his mind to the 
Liestion of preparing for the ministry. As was common in that 
ay the young student, early in the course of his studies, married, so, 
1 1804, Mr. Stevenson wedded the daughter of Rev. Thomas Mar- 
uis, of Cross Creek, Washington county, Pennsylvania, and reinov- 
1 to Canonsburg, where, after three years, he completed his liter- 
ry studies. He spent nearly two years in the study of theology 
itli Rev. Thomas Marquis. October 15, 1808, he was licensed to 

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preach the gospel, and immediately entered upon his work in 
Three Ridges and Forks of Wheeling. In 18 12 each church was 
able to employ the full time of a pastor, and he confined his labors 
to Three Ridges, or West Alexander. From 1808 to 1825 he con- 
tinued to minister to this people, though spending many months 
in various missionary tours North and West in establishing 
and revisiting a missionary station among the Ottawa Indians on 
the Maumee. About this time, 1825, "he resolved to leave the peo- 
ple of his charge for their good, but there is abundant evidence," 
says his biographer, "that the church did not agree with him in 
this." Having come into possession of a large tract of land in 
Logan county, O., "without much desire and labor on his part," as 
his memoranda says, where there was little Piesbyterian influence, 
and having means to support his family for a time, he resolved to 
move to that county, and become a self-sustaining missionary. It 
was in 1825 when he settled upon his land, one and one-half miles 
north of Bellefontaine, which was his home until he went to the 
better country. 

When Mr. Stevenson reached Logan county, the five counties 
of which it was the center were without a Presbyterian minister. 
As soon as a cabin was constructed to shelter his family, he estab- 
lished for himself a circuit of thirteen preaching places to be 
reached and ministered unto every five wrecks. This work he con- 
tinued for above two years, in the meantime forming churches as 
God gave him adherents. By degrees the circle of his work was 
narrowed, at length being confined to the Bellefontaine church. 

In 1844, the thirty-sixth year of his active ministry, the sixty- 
fifth year of his life, he resigned his charge and devoted himself 
to good doing and the care of his invalid wife, who died July 25, 
1849. The remaining sixteen years of his life were spent in 
attending ecclesiastical and missionary meetings, visiting his 
children, strengthening the churches and in preaching as strength 
permitted. In his seventy-sixth year he canvassed Logan county in 
the interests of the American Bible Society. To show the true 
piety of "Father" Stevenson, I copy this record which he made 
on his eighty-first birthday. "I am free from pain and have no 
disease which threatens my life, but the infirmities of age admonish 
me that my end cannot be distant. My life here is infinitely bet- 
ter than I deserve, but to be with Jesus, whom I have endeavored 
to serve for fifty-seven years, would be far better. It is my inces- 


sant desire to live without sin. When I lay down this body I 
shall be done with sin forever. Glorious hope! Who would not 
die to realize it? I would not live alway in this sinning state — 
would love to be restored to the image of my Maker, God, and 
serve him perfectly forever," Here we have the key to his spirit- 
life; and he was so imbued with the indwelling of the Spirit; so 
conformed to Christ that he fulfilled the injunction of the Savior — 
harmless as a dove — at the same time being eminently wise. It is 
hardly necessary, after saying this, to inform you that he made 
the Golden Rule his standard of action in all his dealings, and 
was just to all. He was benevolent, and it is said that toward the 
end of his life gave away one-fifth of his income. Intellectually, 
he was far above the ordinary — a good preacher. Spiritually, as 
near perfection as any man I ever knew. 

Rev. George Gregg served this church from 1844 to 1854, or 
about ten years. I was, during that time, living in West Liberty, 
and I heard him preach there and at Spring Hill, but my acquaint- 
ance with him was limited. He was a sound theologian, and to 
me a fairly attractive speaker, and from what I have learned he 
was highly esteemed as a man, a pastor and a christian. How 
successful his ministry was I am not informed. His tragic death 
was much lamented, he having died of smallpox. He was opposed 
to vaccination, from what cause I do not know", but my impression 
is he was conscienciously opposed to it. He was therefore unpro- 
tected, and thus fell a victim to his own mistake. Two or three 
years since the writer published in a medical journal an article en- 
titled "Variola and Vaccina," reminiscences and observations, and 
from it makes this extract:— "About the middle of December, 1854, I 
visited a gentleman in Bellefontaine, pastor of one of the churches 
there, reported to have smallpox. He was extremely ill with the 
confluent form, and his condition about hopeless. During the 
examination he threw his long postulated arm about my neck and 
held my face to his for some little time in a vain effort to 
tell me something, but his throat was so blocked with the eruption 
he could not articulate so as tc be understood." This I regretted, 
as it is likely he wished to give a reason of his being in his present 
deplorable condition. He died very shortly after. During his 
ministry here the old Presbyterian church on North ISIain street 
was built. He also built the large frame house on East Sandusky 
avenue in which he died, now owned by Elder J. D. McLaughlin. 


I'pon the whole I infer that his ministry was very successful. He 
was a most energetic man, a great worker not despising 
manual labor, but always ready to lend a helping hand on 
every proper occasion. He left a wife and several children. 

Rev, E. B. RafiFensperger was pastor of the First Presbyterian 
church of Bellefontaine from 1854 to 1859, ^"^ came from Urbana 
to this church. I first became acquainted with him in the spring 
of 1856. I know nothing of his antecedents, where born or where 
educated. He was a man of ability, and an impressive pulpit ora- 
tor. During his ministry here there were a number of revivals, 
and one in which a large number of converts were added to the 
church. He was indeed a good revivalist; and was fearless in 
denouncing wrong-doing from the pulpit. I remember a notable 
instance in which a popular superintendent of the public schools 
had been guilty of an immoral act and was denounced in very 
strong language — and Mr. Raffensperger had the command of that 
when he wished to use it. This course made some enemies, mostly 
outside the church, but unfortunately he had some in the church, 
or who claimed to be in it. As has been said his former pastorate 
was in Urbana, and the opposition he had in that place seemed to 
have been transferred to this; so clergymen had better, when they 
change locations, make them more than 18 miles apart. After be- 
coming a member of the Session I called upon one of these op- 
ponents in order to reconcile differences, and my recollection is 
that the main trouble was something that occurred at Urbana, and 
here I may say a good deal of the opposition to ministers amounts 
to about as much as the old saw: 

•'I don't like you, Dr. Fell, 

The reason why I cannot tell. 

But I don't like you, Dr, Fell." 

Mr. Raffensperger was an enthusiastic man and full of energy 
in his undertakings. Notwithstanding there were some troubles 
in the church, the number of members continued to increase, 
while the finances decreased or it became more difficult to raise 
the funds to pay the minister's salary. There were frequent consul- 
tations between the pastor and Session; and I remember one all 
night session when I did not get home until daylight in the morning. 
And finally some opposition arose in the Session especially in one 
member; so that at the spring meeting of Presbytery at Troy, O., 
where I was a member, he resigned his pastorate. Now after this 
long lapse of tinje I scarcely feel that he was well treated. But I 


trust he has gone to the place where all is love, joy and peace and 
where the turmoil of this world is unknown. 

George P. Bergen was stated supply of this church from 1859 
to 1863, four years. He was born in New Jersey, but had lived in 
Kentucky and was probably educated there. He went from that 
state to western Iowa and from there came here. He was a 
ready, pleasant speaker, a good pastor and popular, esteemed as a 
christian gentleman, and by the w^ay, it is hard to conceive that 
any true, intelligent christian can be otherwise. His charge 
was during the early and stormy period of the war. He and I 
were in attendance at the spring meeting of Presbytery at West 
Liberty when the news came that Fort Sumpter had been fired 
upon; yet notwithstanding the wonderful w^ar excitement of the 
time there were many additions to the church, though no general 
revival as far as I now remember. His remaining so long as stated 
supply was rather unusual, but there were some members of the Ses- 
sion and perhaps others, who deemed it unwise to have him 
installed as pastor. No one doubted that he was doing the best he 
could for the interest of the church and the cause of Christ, and 
it must be said that when he left his charge he had very many 
warm friends, for he was a lovable man and the parting was hard. 

After leaving here he emigrated to the State of Iowa, where 
he engaged in teaching in connection with ministerial work. He 
died in that state in 1875, leaving a wife, now deceased, and four 
children — three sons and one daugher. The oldest son, Paul, is a 
missionary in China. One son is a physician in Chicago, the other 
a professor in some institution in Elgin, 111. The daughter is 
married, but her residence is unknown. 

Last, but not least in my esteem, I refer to Rev. R. H. Holly- 
day, who labored with Rev. Mr. Stevenson for six months in the 
interests of the First church of Bellefontaine, and being with 
such a man was worth as much to him as six months training in 
a theological school. I did not know him here but after he took 
charge of the infant church at West Liberty we became well 
acquainted. He labored faithfully there in the cause of Christ and 
in the interests of the feeble church, the services being held in an 
old still house. In our young manhood we became fast friends, 
although I was not a member of his church. I stood by his side 
when he was married to his life companion, at the house of Robert 
Patterson, one and one-half miles south of town, near the West 


Liberty pike. This was in 1842. Again in 1892, just 50 years 
afterward, I was at his side at the second wedding — the golden 
one — at Findlay. Strange as it may seem, I think we did not meet 
more than two or three times during that long period. He did not 
stay long at West Liberty after his marriage, but removed to Find- 
lay, and entered, as I understand, upon the active duties of his 
ministry in that place and surrounding country. He has done 
much in these years for the moral and spiritual welfare of that 
community, and many souls will be ready to rise up and call him 
bli;ssed. And after we have crossed the river, which cannot 
be very distant, may we meet and renew our friendship and love 
in the peaceful kingdom of our God. 



Of the children of this church who have become ministers or 
missionaries, we find that there are seven ministers and one home* 
missionary. Three of the ministers have already been honored 
with the title of Doctor of Divinity, and doubtless others will be 
as time proves their merit. It is worthy of note that three 
of the seven ministers and the home missionary are all decendants 
of the Rev. Joseph Stevenson. 

The very brief time in which this paper had to be prepared 
prevented the collecting of data that would make an interesting 
sketch of the life of each person in the list; such, however, as 
could be gathered on the spur of the moment will be given. It 
should be further stated that the brief mention made of some is 
not because they have less merit than the others, but because ful- 
ler information was not available. 

The ministers approximately in their chronological order are 
as follows: — Rev. John McMillen Stevenson, D. D., was the second 
son of Rev. Joseph and Sarah Marquis Stevenson, born May 14th, 
181 2; entered Miami University in September, 1832; graduated 
from Jefferson College in 1836; was a student at Lane Theological 
Seminar}^ and licensed by Presbytery of Richland, Ohio, in 1840. 
His first pastorate was at Troy, Ohio. He is now Corresponding 
Secretary of American Tract Society. 

Joseph Hover Stevenson, D. D., eldest son of Thomas Mar 

*See chapter Ministers and Missionaries. 


quis and Judith Hover Stevenson, graduated from Miami Univer- 
sit}- in 1859; was licensed by Sidney Presbytery in 1863; studied 
theology at Allegheny Seminary, and was ordained at Browns- 
ville, Pennsylvania, his first charge, in 1864. 

Salmon Coles Paris, D. D., son of John and Ann Morrison 
Paris, graduated at Washington, Pennsylvania; entered the min- 
istry about 1862, at Buchanan, Virginia. 

Rev. Robert P. Shaw was a son of Rev. Joseph and Naomi 
Shaw. His first charge was in Chester county, Pennsylvania; is 
now located at Tacoma, Washington. 

Rev. J. G. Grabiel, after preparatory course in Ohio Western 
University, attended Lane Theological Seminary; is now located 
at West Bay City, Michigan. 

Rev. Virgil h- Grabiel followed the same course of education; 
is now in Illinois. 

Rev. Robert Scott vStevenson, seventh son of Joseph and ^Nlar- 
garet Ann Kerr Stevenson, graduated from Indiana State Univer- 
sity at Bloomington, Indiana; was a theological student at Prince- 
ton and McCormick. His first charge was at Madison, South Da- 
kota, and he is now located at Carmi, Illinois. 

Mrs. Mattie Susan Pehl, (best known among us as Mattie 
Byers) daughter of John Wilson and Mary Jane Oatman Byers; 
after graduated from the Bellefontaine High School in 1878 
went as a home missionary in 1887 to Box Elder, Utah. After 
three years of faithful and efficient service in this field she was 
compelled to give up her work and return home on account of her 
mother's serious illness, which ended in death. She married Mr. 
John M. Pehl and is now living in Carthage, Mis.souri. Her field 
of labor as missionary was under the charge of Rev. Mr. Gillespie, 
who was often absent from his pulpit on Sa])bath. Upon the earn- 
est request of many of the congregation, Mrs. Pehl, frequently, in 
the absence of the pastor, conducted public services and preached 
effective sermons. Her services in this wa}' were ver}' much appre- 
ciated by the pastor, and when he was a delegate to the General 
Assembly he spoke in favor of licensing women as preachers and 
.said: "A lady is now filling my pulpit when I am away from home 
and she draws a much larger attendance than I can." 

To some it may .seem that .seven ministers and one home miss- 
ionary is a small out-put for so large a congregation. If any apology 
be needed for tlu- small number we would call alleiUioii to the verv 

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large quality. This brings up a phase of church work that is of 
deepest interest, not only to this church, but to all christians, that 
is the supply and demand for ministers and missionaries. Truly 
it may be said that the harvest is great but the laborers are few; 
the laborers, however, of which there is such great lack, are of the 
common, every day kind, who are willing to make self sacrifices 
and perform the humble duties which will make better and hap- 
pier the homes and neighborhoods in which they live. Of such 
laborers there can never be too many or the field overcrowded, and 
while we have not turned out many ministers and but one mission- 
ary, we have great pleasure and comfort in the fact that we have a 
strong church of useful every day workers. 



The children of the church is the euphoneous subject of the 
Sunday-school, and more especially of the Sunday-school of the 
First Presbyterian church of Bellefontaine, Ohio. 

As far back as 1826 a Union Sunday-school was organized in 
the then village, which continued its existence until sometime in 
the thirties. The Presbyterian Sunday-school was organized un- 
der the pastorate of Rev. Joseph Stevenson, and the superintend- 
ency of Robert Patterson, the father of our townsman, Edward 
Patterson. Robert Patterson was succeeded by Joshua Robb and 
he by J. I). Campbell, who was known by all and familiarly called 
Jimmie Campbell. Campbell was succeeded l)y William G. Ken- 
nedy, whose widow still survives him. 

From its organization until the pastorate of Rev. Mr. Gregg, 
the school continued without interruption. During Mr. Gregg's 
administration, as recalled by "Aunt" Jane McCormick, the Sun- 
day-school, as such, was discontinued, and Mr. Gregg taught a 
large and interesting Bible class on Wednesday evenings. Just at 
what time the meetings of the school on Sunday were again com- 
menced, I have not been able to learn definitely, but most prob- 
ably during the pastorate of Rev. Mr. Raffensperger, since which 
time it has continued uninterruptedly. 

Those who have been charged with its management and have 
served as its superintendents since its resurrection, embrace, if not 
all, nearly all of the following named persons: — Rev. G. L. Kalb, 


who was superintendent for one year in the little l)rick church on 
North Main street, when the sessions of the school were held in 
the afternoon; Rev. Joseph Shaw, who went to his rest more than 
a quarter of a century ago; E. Durkee, Dr. A Fulton, Judge Ezra 
Bennett, loved by all; John A. Mcllvaine and the saintly William 
McColloch, all of whom have since been called to their reward; 
J. O. A. Campbell, D. J. Miller, Pogue Stevenson, R. H. St. John, 
J. D. McLaughlin, G. M. Stevenson, S. A. Buchanan and John E. 
West, of whom those who are residents of Bellefontaine are still 
actively engaged in Sunday-school work either as officers, teachers 
or scholars. 

Did time and opportunity afford, it would be a pleasure to 
recall the names and memories of those who gave of their time and 
talents in the other departments of the school in discharging the 
duties of secretary, treasurer, librarian, chorister and organist, and 
especially of those godly persons who devoted the best years of 
their life in teaching the word of God. May I not mention A. 
Galbreath, John M. Riddle as treasurer; Edward Patterson as 
librarian; W. A. Ogden and Pogue Stevenson as choristers, and some 
of the teachers whom I associate with my earliest recollections: — 
Rev. Joseph Shaw, David Niven, Dr. Fulton, Judge Bennett, Will- 
iam McColloch, John Mcllvaine, as well as J. Q. A. Campbell and 
J. D. McLaughlin, Mrs. Rcbert McCracken, Miss Lou McCracken, 
Miss Jennie Kerr, Mrs. Cunningham Smith, Mrs. Margaret Rid- 
dle and Miss Emma Byers. 

Who can estimate the influences that these persons, as well as 
tlie many others who names cannot now be mentioned, have con- 
tributed toward the moulding of the lives and characters of the 
members of this church and conmiunity, and also of the hundreds 
of persons who have gone out from among us in the years that 
have gone? 

W^ithin the pastorate of Dr. Kalb many changes -have taken 
place in Sunday-school methods, none more important nor more 
beneficial than the introduction of the uniform lesson system. As 
late as 1872 each superintendent or teacher made such selection of 
a "lesson as he or she pleased, and frequently no two schools or 
classe.'-. were studying the same Scripture; there were not, nor 
could there be such things as lesson helps. Since 1S72 when the 
first international lesson committee was appointed and an effort 
made to introduce a uniformity of lessons throughout all the Sun- 


day-schools, we have been and are now using the uniform lesson 
system, and with its leaflets, monthlies, junior and senior quarter- 
lies, Peubolet's notes and church papers; these not only bearing 
upon the same Scripture, but especially prepared and arranged for 
primary, intermediate and senior departments respectively. 

This introduction of the uniform lesson system has awakened 
new interest in the Sunday-school work and justly so. Its adoption 
by almost every denomination, has called forth the most profound 
research, the greatest investigations and the most approved and 
acceptable interpretation of the text by the best thinkers and 
writers of the world. The acceptance of the same general views 
regarding the doctrine and interpretations to be given the lessons 
as sanctioned and set forth by the authorities of the various 
churches, has done and is doing more to accomplish that which 
has been the desire of every true christian, the sweeping away of 
unnecessary denominational barriers, the unifying of the Christian 
Army and its concentration against the connnon enemy, than any 
other agency of the church. The love of light, the desire to 
obtain every new idea upon the subject under investigation, and 
the eagerness to study the lesson from other and from interdenomi- 
national .stand-points, has vivified the press of two hemispheres. All 
the investigations that modern research can j; resent, all explana- 
tions, illustrations and amplifications that the literatures can sug- 
gest are furnished to the Sunday-schools of today and are within 
the reach of every member of our schools. As a result we have 
better prepared teachers and a larger number of scholars studying 
God's word than ever before. A .school of two hundred and fifty 
members, including nine officers and twenty-six teachers, all 
.studying the same portion of the Scripture, in connection with the 
other schools of the city doing the .same thing, is a power for good 
in a community that cannot be estimated. 

Does it pay? Yes, yes. Have our labors and the labors of all 
those who have gone before been in vain? No, no. Look about 
us. Let us ask ourselves the question, how many of those who are 
numbered among the meml>ers of this congregation would have 
been brought to a saving knowledge of the Lord, Jesus Christ, if 
it had not been for the early training received by them in the Sun- 
day-school of this or of some other church? 

Have you forgotten — can we ever forget, the scenes of Easter 
Sunda}' in 1S97, and that of last winter when here about this altar 


he who had so lovingly and tenderly watched over and prayed 
over vour children and my children as he had over you a'd over 
me in years before, received into this fold and into full commun- 
ion the little ones, the lambs of the flock, the children of the 

In the thirty -five years of his pastorate, of the most of whicli 
I can bear witness, he whose anniversary we celebrate today, per- 
sonally watched the growth and development of the Sunday- 
school, ever on the alert to correct any false doctrine, attending 
its sessions with a regularity that was interrupted only by sickness 
or absence from home; substituting both for superintendent and 
chorister, as necessity required, never carried away by any new- 
fad, always encouraging and supporting that which would contrib- 
ute to the upbuilding of the school, and never interfering with or 
usurping the functions of the various officers of the school. In a 
word throughout his entire pastorate, Dr. Kalb has always and at 
all times been the pastor of the school. 


The first structure or building erected and dedicated ex- 
clusively to the worship of God, was the great Temple of Solomon 
at Jerusalem. From that ancient and historic day, all peoples, 
whether believers in a living, omnipotent God, christian or pagan, 
have followed the example of Solomon and have had and kept 
their temples for worship. Athens had her temple to the goddess 
Minerva; Ephesus to Diana and Rome to Jupiter. Later in his- 
tory, Rome had her St. Peters; London her Westminster; New 
York her Trinity and Plymouth church. Not so costly or impos- 
ing, but far more dear, have been the temples of worship of the 
pioneer christians of the western world. 

In the year A. D., 1825, what is now the P'irst Presbyterian 
church of Bellefontaine was organized. Following the example of 
the great and wise Solomon and yielding to that impulse of the 
christian heart, which was created by the injunction implied in 
the promise that "where two or three are assembled together 
in my name, there shall I be with them," on the 20th of Mav, 
1827, that revered father of this church, Rev. Joseph Stevenson, 
purchased lot No. 150 in Bellefontaine, on which, through his 
efforts, the I'irst Presbyterian church building of Bellefontaine 


was erected in the year 1828. In 1823 the county government 
completed a frame building standing on lot No. 142 on ]Main 
street, where H. M. Annat's store now is, for the purpose of a court 
house. The use of that court house for worship was had by our 
church from 1825 until the building referred to was completed in 
the winter of 1828-29. That building was occupied as our temple of 
worship from 1829 till INIarch 11, 1841, when it was transferred to 
what was organized in Bellefontaine as the Second Presbyterian 

From 1 84 1 to 1845, worship in our church was held for part of 
the time in what was called McLaughlin's school house, a brick 
building yet standing at the northeast corner of Sandusky avenue 
and Elm street, and for the remainder of the time in what was 
then the new brick court house. 

On the first day of February, 1845, the trustees of our church 
acquired title to lot No. 120, in Bellefontaine, and in that year 
erected thereon the building on North ]Main street, now occupied 
by the Reformed Presbyterians. That building was used as our 
temple of worship from 1845 till May 14, 1870. Preparations for 
the erection of our present temple of worship were begun in 1867 
by the purchase of the ground, but the building was not completed 
and dedicated until January 11, 1874. During the interval be- 
tween May, 1870, and January 11, 1874, services were had for part 
of the time in what was then called Opera Hall, it being the place 
now occupied by the Masonic Fraternity, and the remainder, 
beginning in 1871, the services were held in the basement of our 
present church building until the date of dedication. 

This temple of worship was dedicated on Sabbath day, the nth 
of Januar}-, 1874, and has been in use for a period of twenty-five 
years. Its walls are festooned with hallowed memories. Here lovers 
have met and their souls were bound as one. Here our little ones 
have been christened and dedicated to God. Here we have parted 
with and buried our dead. 

When this temple of worship was dedicated it was the largest 
church building in Bellefontaine; was up-to-date in all its appoint- 
ments, and was considered a grand and imposing structure; but 
the laws of evolution apply to church buildings as well as to all 
things else. Tastes in architecture have changed. Ideas as to 
comfort and convenience have advanced and improved. The popu- 
lation of our citv has more than doubled and the of our mem- 


bership, as well as the attendance at Sabbath-school, has increased 
in equal proportion, so that now our temple of worship is not up-to- 
date; is not equal to modern built houses in convenience and com- 
fort, ?ind is inadequate in size to accommodate either the Sabbath- 
school or the congregation at worship. 



Brethren, christian friends, I am here to convey the greeting 
of the United Presbyterian church on this most interesting occa- 
sion. Many of the people of this congregation were of the Asso- 
ciate Reformed church, that originally constituted my congregation. 

At the time of our union in 1858, the Associate element of the 
United Presbyterian church, true to their nature, seized the 
church property and this congregation in accord with their genius 
grasped the larger share of the membership, and thus strengthened 
the foundation for what has proved the strongest and most influ- 
ential religious and social organization Bellefontaine has ever 

I am quite certain of the truth in saying that what our city is 
and has been for culture, refinement and progress must, in a large 
measure, be credited to the people of this Presbyterian church, 
who, by their education, opportunities of travel, and wealth, have 
constituted the very center of that bracing social circle that has 
made that phase of life in this place so charming to those who live 
here, and a model for imitation to the many favored and delighted 

The future of things is uncertain. Whether in years to 
come this city will be able to roll back any and every evil tide 
that threatens our social good name, depends very much on this 
people. I^pon them, more than others, will rest the responsibility 
of bravely facing the advance of any foe to our domestic life and 
social joys. We are not in doubt either of you or of the final 

You will lead and the other congregations will bravely co-op- 
erate in this field (jf christian work. May God give you grace and 
wisdom to show us all the way into this higher, better and. hap- 
pier social life and influence so necessary and beneficial to man- 
kind, and so well ])leasing to our common Lord. 




I take it the "Singers in Israel" are the leaders of the church 
music, for there were man}' sweet singers in the congregation who 
did not act as leaders, except when called upon by the chorister to 
assist when the regular ones were absent, and others who never took 
part in the leading. So many of these there were that no attempt 
will be made to name all, and if some are named who helped but 
little and others not named who helped more, it is with no inten- 
tion of slight for in the short time allotted the memory will not pres^ 
ent every name. 

The first leaders of which we have been able to learn were 
Josiah Moore and James E. Stevenson, who lead the singing in the 
square brick church which stood on the rear end of the lot where 
the present A. M. E. church stands. 

They stood up just in front of the pulpit, facing the congrega- 
tion. One would read two lines of the hymn to be sung, when 
the other would "raise the tune." At the close of the two lines he 
would read, or "line out" the next two, and the one who first 
read would lead in the singing, and thus they would change 
throughout the hymn. 

The next were four singers instead of two, who occupied the 
same position as the ones named, and were James D. Campbell, 
Charles Porter, Joseph vStevenson and James Kerr. 

The tunes must be learned from the note books at singing 
schools and memoiized, so as to be sung in church without the 
use of notes. Charles Porter was the teacher of these singing 
schools, and the notes used were what we call the four notes, or Fa, 
Sol, La, Mi. 

When the congregation got into their next church, which is 
now the Reformed Presb3'terian church on North Main street, 
several singers, including both sexes, sat together near the center 
of the church, and thus lead in the singing. They were Joseph 
vStevenson, leader; James E. Stevenson, Robert Henderson, Marga- 
ret Ann Kerr Stevenson, and Mary Marquis. 

They now began to use their note books in church. Later 
the choir was given the six rear seats in the church, between the 
doors, which were raised higher than the others; two seats were 
for soprano, two for bass, one for alto and one for tenor. Racks 
were then placed on the backs of the seats in front of the singers 
to hold the note books. 


Choir meetings were held each week (except during harvest) 
to which any or all members of the congregation were welcomed. 
When the roads were good these meetings were often held in the 
country; conveyances used, farm wagons or bob-sleds. When the 
roads w^ere bad the chorister often brought the singers together in 
his carriage, and after rehearsal took them to their homes again. 

Anthems were sometimes sung as opening pieces for the ser- 
vice, and any new tune must be thus used a few times to let the 
congregation learn it, somewhat, before singing it to a hymn in 

It was not until 1874 when the Presbyterian Hymnal was 
introduced, that the notes were set to the hymns throughout the 
book. When round notes were introduced, the task of teaching 
the singers to read music thus written, instead of each note having 
a different shape, was undertaken l>y the pastor. Rev. George 
Gregg. The meetings also were often held at private houses, and 
when they met at the Rev. Joseph Stevenson home, north of town, 
in the large room built to accommodate neighborhood prayer 
meetings, as many as seventy persons have been counted in the 

It was in the second church building, while the choir occupied 
these raised seats, that the first instrument was introduced. It 
was a bass viol and played by Mr. Frank Creswell. The next 
^as a cabinet organ, used in Sunday-school, which soon found 
its way into the church service and was superseded by a better 
one, and it, in turn, by our present pipe organ. 

As to the choir, some would sing for a time then move away, 
or quit for some cause, and others take their places. As we have 
been unable to get dates, we can only mention as many of the 
names as come 10 our knowledge, as at some time having belonged 
to the choir; neither can we give them in chronological order, but 
after the ones that have been named, there were Mr. Philo Dorwin, 
Frank Creswell, F^benezer Nelson, Morrison Kerr, William D. 
Faris, William Mackey, Mary Patterson, Joan vSmith, Lottie 
Swan-Lake, Levina Nelson Anderson, Nancy Nelson-Kerr, John 
K. Kerr, Hattie Gregg-Akey, Mollie Durkee-Reynolds, INIargaret 
Byers-Jackson, Charlotte Knox, Mary Stanton-Allison, Peggie 
Huber-Apple, Carrie McClure-Price, Kate Huber-Real, Lucinda 
Stevenson-Silver, Mrs. George P. Bergen, Marion M. Stevenson, 
John Milton Ste\enson, William Mc^Laughlin. Charles McLaugh- 


lin, G. P. Stevenson, J. K. Stevenson, R. S. Kerr, Mary Niven- 
Kerr, G. M. Stevenson, Martha Martin-Stevenson, Jas. V. Steven- 
son, Alice Stover, Mollie Bergen-Coldren, W. A, Ogden, Mrs. 
Hattie Wilkinson, Lowrie Faris, J. Bd. Stevenson, J. Q. A. Camp- 
bell, Lizzie Emerson, Sadie Parker-Lawrence, John Fichthorn, 
Sallie Kennedy-Goodwin, Mrs. Maggie Riddle, Sallie Emery-Pat- 
terson, Ella Kerr-Martin, Mame Kerr-Emery, Mame Patterson- 
Cartmell, Mrs. Laura Wallace, Effie McLaughlin-Hoffner, George 
W. Emerson, J. D. McLaughlin, Isaac Neer, Ida St. John, Thomas 
O. Taylor, Dr. R. \\\ Chalfant, Mack Dickinson, Frank Kerr, 
John Brand, Frank Kennedy, Beatty Bunker, Laura Nichols-Em- 
erson, Helen Noble, Harry S. Kerr, Jennie P)mery, Jennie Howen- 
stine-Cushman, Mrs, Thornhill. As teachers, I might mention 
Charles Porter, Rev, George Gregg and W. A. Ogden, 

Choristers: — Joseph Stevenson, John Fichthorn and R. W. 

Organists: — Belle Dorwin, Mary Pollock, Belle Knox, Mag- 
gie Kalb-Fowl, Miss Tuttle, Louie Kalb-Hamilton, Emma Shaw, 
Katie Kernan-Whitworth, Hattie Wright-Brand, Miss Jordan, 
Mrs. Sakie Walker, Mrs. Mamie Brandon, Mattie Loof borough, 
Emma Fuller-Howenstine, Arthur Ridgeway and Dana Dewey 

Special mention might be made of many of these singers, but 
time will permit but a word or two and that of but a few of them. 
Philo Dorwin was an educated musician, sometimes called the 
lawyer of the choir, to whom the hard questions were referred; 
I would mention for clear, strong, powerful voices, Lottie Swan- 
Lake and Mollie Durkee-Reynolds; expert readers of music, Mrs, 
G. P. Bergen, Mrs. Wilkinson; for sweet musical voices, Levina 
Nelson and Frank Kennedy. Ma}' I be pardoned for mentioning 
the name of Margaret Ann Kerr-Stevenson, who was a member of 
the first choir, and one to be depended on for many years, and 
whose voice today, in her 79th year, is, to me at least, sweeter than 
any bird that carols from the trees. For voices cultivated to a 
high standard of excellence, I would mention Mrs. Jennie Howen- 
stine-Cushman, Mrs. Laura Nichols-Emerson, Mrs. Belle Thornhill, 
and Mr. Harry Kerr. 

Much might also be said of the music which, from the choir 
of two men, has advanced step by step to the present, which, 
vmder the very efficient leadership of Dr, Chalfant, has been raised 


to such a standard that but few city churches have better singing, 
or use a higher grade of music, than is enjoyed by this church. 
The hymns too, have been somewhat changed, but to the older 
ones now living, the following lines by Frank L. Stanton, .seem 
very appropriate: 


There's lots o' music in 'em — the hymns of long ago, 

And when some grey-haired brother sings the ones I used to know 

I .sorter want to take a hand ! — I think o' days gone by: 

"On Jordan's .stormy banks I stand and cast a wishful eye !" 

There's lots o' music in 'em — those dear, sweet hymns of old — 

With visions bright of lands of light, and shining streets of gold; 

And I hear 'em ringing— singing, where mem'ry, dreaming, stands, 

"From Greenland's icy mountains to India's coral strands." 

They .seem to sing forever, of holier, sweeter days, 

When the lilies of the love of God bloomed white in all the ways; 

And I want to hear their mu.sic from the old-time meetin's 

'Till "I can read my title clear to man.sions in the skies." 

We never needed singing books in them old days — we knew 

The word.s — the tunes of every one the dear old hymn book through. 

We didn't have no trumpets then — no organs built for show: 

We onl}^ .sang to praise the L,ord "from whom all blessings flow." 

An' so I love the old hymns, and when mj' time shall come — 

Before the light has left me, and my .singing lips are dumb. 

If I can only hear 'em then, I'll pass without a sigh 

"To Canaan's fair and happy land, where my po.s.sessions lie !" 



The theme assigned to me, Mr. Moderator, is too great to be 
more than epitomized within the space or ten times the space 
allotted, and even that but indifferently, I fear, from want of 
familiarity wutli the varied w^ork and multiplied duties of a pastor 
in charge. As only a .soldier can fittingly portray the heroism 
and achievements of his comrade in the field, so a preacher, I have 
supposed, is qualified to sketch the life work and moral hero- 
ism of a co-laborer in a kindred field. Happily the ground has 
been reaped over by the reverend gentleman, who preceded, leav- 
ing only the gleanings for me, unless peradventure, a sheaf or two 
may be purloined from his rick. 

Ivong ago it was said, "blessed are they that diligently serve 
the I^ord — When they rest from their labors their works do follow 
them." For five and thirty years, a time longer than the life of a gen- 


eration, nearh- half the life of this church organization. Dr. Kalb, 
in sunshine and storm, has borne the Ark of Covenant before 
this congregation, and now when his pilgrimage is nearing its end, 
he is ready and able to hand it over, all lustrous and untarnished, 
to whom ever may come after. The magnitude, character, diver- 
sity and fruit of this life work in the prayer-meeting, the Sabbath- 
school, the Bible class and the pulpit, in the Presbytery, the 
Synod and the Assembly, in upbuilding and sustaining the educa- 
tional institutions and missions of the church, and especially in 
ministering to the sick, comforting the sorrowing and burying the 
dead of his people, only the recording angel can fully compre- 
hend and adequately sketch. Besides his many miscellaneous 
addresses, religious and secular, educational, anniversary, memor- 
ial and others, he has, in these five and thirty years, delivered 
from this pulpit nearly as many hundred discourses, not windy 
harangues, not roaring declamations, for the Doctor never boasted 
of being a vox praeterea nihil orator, voice and nothing more, but 
discourses enriched with the thought of a student, embellished 
with the learning of the scholar and laden with the weighty truths 
of gospel inspiration; discourses furnishing food for babies when 
needful, strong meat for veteran sinners when required, but 
always something fresh, something substantial which the mind 
could lay hold of, feed upon, ponder over and profit by if capable 
of appreciating and profiting by intellectual and moral excellence. 
As fruit thereof, this church, from a little germ warmed into life 
by the prayers of the grand old pioneer, the venerable "Father" 
Stevenson and his associates, watered by the sterling common 
sense of the lamented Gregg, nurtured b}- the genius of the gifted 
Raffensperger, and sustained by the zealous piety and christian 
devotion of Bergen, under the fostering care of Dr. Kalb, has 
attained its present growth, a sturdy cedar of Lebanon under 
whose branches a multitude find shelter and repose. 

Amid the multiplied cares and herculean labors in which his 
ministerial office engrossed him. Dr. Kalb never forgot that he 
was a citizen as well as a preacher, and never shrank from any 
duty his citizenship cast upon him. In every benevolent enter- 
prise, in every movement set on foot to ameliorate the sorrow and 
secure the happiness of homes, conserve social order, advance pub- 
lic morality, promote the general welfare and lift humanity to a 
higher and nobler plain, his services, never offensively obtrusive 
were ever laudibly conspicuous and useful. Especially is this 


true of his labors in the educational field. For eighteen years he 
was a member, and I believe, the secretary of our city School 
Board, and for thirty-three years school examiner thereof, for 
which positions his boyhood education in the common school, his 
profound and deversified classical learning, and his practical judg- 
ment of men, measures and character preeminently fitted him. 
To his scru]3ulous and efficient discharge of these official duties . 
and his vigilant care of their interests, our public schools are 
indebted in a large measure for the high character of their instruct- 
ors, the high order of their instruction, and the great excellence 
the}^ have attained, making them the pride and glory of the city 
and community on which their light is shed. In the local Chau- 
tauqua, university extension, and literary clubs, instituted for the 
diffusion of useful knowledge and the cultivation of a taste for 
learning, his services have been scarcely less unremitting and val- 
uable than in the public schools. With others he was pioneer 
in founding the first literary club in the city, giving to it 
the encouragement of his personal and interested attendance, 
the influence of which has brought into existence kindred clubs, 
whereby is stimulated among our young people the study of his- 
tory, sacred and secular, classical and dramatic literature, the arts, 
architecture, biography, archeology, ethr^olcgy and all the ether 
ologies in the catalogue, correspondingly augmenting culture, 
refining taste and enlarging the field of intelligence in marked 
contrast with what they were before the advent of these intellect- 
ual stimulants. 

The social qualities of Dr. Kalb have endeared him to his peo- 
ple no less than his pastoral and public services. He was never 
one of those who regarded austerity as the only godliness 
and religion as consisting of a white necktie and somber melon- 
choly. Naturally youthful, exuberant and companionable, he enter- 
ed with zest into all the better kinds of social entertainments and 
amusements of the young and old whereat his genial humor, spark- 
ling repartee, apt anecdotes, droll stories and entertaining conversa- 
tion, of which his cj'clopedic store of knowledge rendered him cap- 
able, charmed, delighted, or convulsed, making him the life of the 
occasion, sometimes the envy of his companions, for which, how- 
ever, he was without blame, for he could not help being what he 
was and is. 

Such is an attenuated ei)itomy of the work and services of 
Dr. Kail) as jKistor, preacher, instructor, citizen, companion and 


christian gentleman. The influence of this his life work, of his gospel 
teaching, his moral instructions and example, his nobility of char- 
acter has impressed itself on the children whom he has baptized, 
on the young whom he has instructed, on the adult whom he has 
counseled, on the aged whom he has comfort-ed, on the congrega- 
tion before which he has walked, on the community in which 
he has dwelt, and is the better for his dwelling therein, in lines 
more enduring than monumental bronze or sculptured marble. 
When he rests from his labors his work will follow him. 

But the inexorable flight of time has brought us to this parting. 
Judging the feelings of all by my own this separation is like the 
breaking of home ties; like severing the cords of filial and parental 
affection. When a week ago it was suggested the time had arrived 
for drinking this bitter cup, the response was with one accord, not 
yet, at least not for a little while. As when the shadows of twi- 
light were closing about the imprisoned Socrates in the evening of 
the day on which he was condemned to drink the fatal hemlock at 
sundown, turning to Crito, his devoted friend and attendant, he 
said: "Crito, has the time arrived to quaff the cup?" "Not 
yet," w^as the sorrowing response, "not yet Socrates, the 
sun still lingers upon and lights the mountain top." So we, 
to the announcement that the time had arrived for this parting 
with one voice said, not yet; not while the brightness of Dr. Kalb's 
vigorous intellect still lingers to light the frail tenement encasing 
it. But the die is cast. The Omniscient One and Dr. Kalb best 
know the progress of his physical infirmities. As it must be, it is 
well that it be done fittingly. And fitting it is that this leave tak- 
ing occur on the five and thirtieth anniversary of his pastorate 
with us and the fifth semi-centennial of the pronmlgation of the 
Westminster standards. In behalf then of the children he has 
baptized, the young whom he has instructed, the adults whom he 
has counseled, the aged whom he has comforted and the congrega- 
tion which he has led so many years, permit me, in parting, to 
say, friend, philosopher and sage, counselor and guide, hail and 
farewell, thy works do follow thee. 



This occasion would not be complete without some acknow- 
ledg-ment of the service and influence of her, who, during all the 


years of this long pastorate, has earnestly prayed and labored for 
the welfare of our church, and we are happy to speak a few words 
in kindly remembrance and loving appreciation of the gentle 
"Mistress of the Manse." 

It is a fact of church history that the success of a pastorate 
depends largely upon the prudence and christian spirit of the pas- 
tor's wife, and we can hardly realize how much of the peace and 
prosperity we have enjoyed, has been due to the sweet tempered, 
self-denying woman, who not only made her husband's interests 
her own, but w^hose deep solicitude for the prosperity of the 
church and the salvation of souls impelled her to w'ork beyond her 
strength, resulting in weeks of weary illness, and her absence 
today from this most interesting anniversary. We do not under- 
estimate her influence, because her life has been, in a measure, 
secluded, and her work done so noiselessly, remembering that 
silent forces have greatest power, and as the quiet hours of every 
life have been hours of richest blessing, so the quiet life — "the life 
that seeketh not its own," is most helpful to others. 

Her influence has not been merely passive, for although 
always in delicate health, and with many home cares her seat is 
very rarely vacant at the Sabbath service, the prayer meeting and 
the missionary society, and her promptness in visiting the stranger, 
the sick and the sorrowing is a rebuke to the lovers of ease 
and pleasure. In faithfully and willingly doing "what she could," 
and especially in the "keeping of the tongue from evil and the 
lips from speaking guile," she has been an example worthy 
our imitation. If the saying of Ruskin — "No man ever lived a 
right life who had not been chastened by a woman's love, 
strengthened by her courage and guided by her discretion" — be 
true, then we may believe that without our pastor's wife we would 
scarcely be celebrating this thirty-fifth anniversary, so w^e joyfully 
accord to Mrs. Kalb a large share in the honors bestowed and the 
love expressed here today. 





I have long remembered the First Presbyterian church of 
Bellefontaine as the field where I commenced my ministerial life, 



and have always regarded my coming as in the guiding providence 
of God. While yet only a student, I met the Rev. Joseph Steven- 
son at a meeting of the Ohio Anti-slavery vSociety at IVIassillon, O., 
during the early summer of 1840. He informed me that he desir- 
ed to secure the labors of a young man to aid him in his work in 
Bellefontaine, and also to occupy the church at Stoney Creek, it 
was then called, now Spring Hill, in connection with a regular 
appointment in West Liberty where there was no organized church. 
I was regularly licensed by the Presbytery of Chillicothe in Sep- 
tember of that year. I spent a few weeks in missionary w^ork in 
the bounds of the Presbytery. After the close of the meeting of 
S3'nod of Cincinnati, at Dayton in October, I came, at Mr. Steven- 
son's invitation, with him to Bellefontaine and to his home. This 
was my introduction to the F'irst Presbyterian church of Bellefon- 
taine, and the following six months I preached each alternate Sab- 
bath for the First church, and the other Sabbath I spent at West 
Liberty and Spring Hill, dividing the day between the two places. 
During the winter of 1840-41 the old difficulties, which in previous 
years led to the organization of a Second Presbyterian church, 
were revived by a suit l)eing entered by the authorities of tlie vSec- 
ond church with a view to secure a claimed interest in the church 
property held and used by the First church. This resulted in an 
action of the First church in the interest of peace, in which the 
First church by deed authorized by a vote of the church, CQjivey- 
ed the entire property to the Second church, and the first church 
was thus left without a house of worship, and the Second church, 
which has long since ceased to have an existence, became the 
owner of tw'O. 

The First church for a time held their services in the old Court 
House, and there I preached for the remaining part of the six 
months. After this the whole of my time was given to the Stoney 
Creek church and the work in West Liberty where a church was 
organized in the fall of 1841. I have always looked back to my 
coming to Bellefontaine and my initial work there as having much 
to do in giving shape to my whole ministerial life. It was there 
in the person of a child of the First Presbyterian church of Belle- 
fontaine, I found the loved partner of my life, and we were mar- 
ried by the Rev. Joseph Stevenson, under whose ministry she 
grew up and became a child of grace. 

The incidents that are .scattered along the history of the First 
Presbvterian church of Bellefontaine during the almost three 



quarters of a century are numerous and many of them very inter- 
esting; and all serve to show that the divine care and leadership 
have been with you. And as from time to time many, through the 
instrumentality of the means of grace, have been gathered into 
your church fold, so from your number God has been calling 
many to a place in the church above, and it is truly an interest- 
ing thought that the loving Saviour, Jesus, among you has been 
preparing a people to be gathered to Himself in glory. 

Your anniversary review will serve to call to mind many, long 
with you, now gone, but lingering with you still in cherished 
memories; and there is a loving remembrance and a sacred union 
among the true children of God that death cannot dissolve. 

"One family we dwell in Him, 
One church above, beneath, 
Thouj^h now divided by the stream — 
The narrow stream of death." 

May the divine spirit, in its quickening, sanctifying and sav- 
ing influences, abide with you as pastor and people in the coming 
3'e irs. Yours in Christ, 



Fifty years ago, and more, a lass from the East came with her 
father's family to Logan county, and made her home on a farm 
near Bellefontaine. Like a loyal Presbyterian, on^the Sabbath day 
she sought the house of God, in the village. Her eye was bright 
and her voice was clear, and her heart was as free as the birds 
that sang about her home. In Pennsylvania she was accustomed 
to seeing a sedate, middle-aged clerk lead the singing. But on this 
morning a fat, chubby-faced boy stood up and lead the 
singers in Israel and as her sweet voice made more than one face 
beside the chubby-faced boy's turn her way, she said to her- 
self, "I will make that boy's acquaintance." And in the inter- 
mission between the sermons, it didn't take long for her to find 
out that the chubl)y-faced boy was the son of the minister. And 
as the face of man answers to the face of man, so the face of the 
young man turns to his love, and the two singers were fated and 
mated, and led the singing in the church for fifty long but happy 
years. And we rejoice that they are with us today. 


A red breast sat on an apple bough 
And sang, at the break of day; 

Another bird, just over the hill, 
Answered his roundelay. 

He sang of the joy of the early dawn. 

She sang of the joy of morn, 
He sang of the glorious rising sun, 

She sang of the daj^ new born. 

He changed his pipe and softened its tone, 
And sang of a new found joj', 

She twittered and fluttered and poised her head. 
And sang like a maiden coy. 

Noiseless he flew to a nearer tree, 

While a pinion dropped from his wing. 
To feather an arrow for Cupid's bow, 
And again he began to sing. 

'Twas soft and low, and sweet in tone. 
And the melod\- wooed and won. 

And the knot was tied with a beam of light 
That fell from the rising .sun. 

The red-breast rose and fell with pride 
And the throat gushed forth a song 

Of love, and triumph, and happiness, 
That filled the whole day long. 

And a softer note and a sweeter tone 
Came out from a throat near by. 

And a choir was formed that sang a song, 
That swelled to the arching sky. 

A song of love and a song of faith, 

A song of deyotion true, 
A song of melody, trust and joy, 

A song that made one of two. 

A maiden lithe, with a step as light 
As the morning that trips away, 

And an eye as bright as the morning light. 
Came tripping this waj- one day. 

The village, nestled in forests green 
That stretched from the wearj-ing eye, 

Was still as the air on an autumn day. 
When the gossamer fails to fly. 

The honest yeoman with faithful swain. 

Had come to meet his God; 
His faithful messenger pointed the way 

The fathers of old had trod. 


The hymn was read, and a smooth-faced lad 

Arose and led the song, 
And Balerma swelled on the morning air. 

And a new voice followed along. 

The chubby lad heard the sweet new note, 

And a new hope entered his breast; 
And he sung with a zeal he had never known, 

And the world knows all the rest. 

The man of God his blessing gave, 

The people all said amen. 
A nest was built on the neighboring hill, 

Came fledglings again and again. 

For fifty years they sang the song 

Of peace on earth, good will 
Toward men who follow the I,ord's command, 

And their song is with us still. 




18 28 TO 181)1). 

The sources from which the foHowinsj^ data has been com- 
piled are the registers of the pastors since 1854, records of the 
elders since 1828, records of the clerks of the congregation since 
1825, county records of marriages, early ncwspajiers, gravestones, 
correspondence, etc., and much information has l)een furnished 
personally. In spite of all the care bestowed to obtain complete- 
ness of detail, much that could have been supplied has not been, but 
such as has been furnished is herein given. 

There are doubtless errors natural to obtaining information 
from people's memories, and because no record is free from error, but 
great care has been used that the information should ])e complete 
and accurate. The names are arranged alphabetically. 

The following items concerning each member are given when 
known: — The date of uniting with the church follows the name 
and whether by "ex" (examination or professsion,) or "cert" 
(certificate or letter), church from which the letter was brought, 
if a present member, name and place of residence of the member's 
father, present residence of the member or date of death and age, 
also if a married woman, the name of her husband. 

The genealogies of several of the older families are given 
which need explanation. An abstract number is given each head 
of a family, both when he is mentioned as a child and as the fam- 
ily head. When mentioned as the head of the family his paternal 
ancestors even to three generations are given if known. The fol- 
lowing abbreviations are used: 

ab — about. 

ae — asjed. 

adm — admitted. 

bap — baptized. 

b — bom. 

B — Belief on taine. 

cert — certificate. 

ch — church. 

chn — children. 

d — died. 

dau— dauo;hter 

dis — dismissed bv letter. 


ex — by examination. 

fr — from. 

gs — gravestone. 

iius — hn.sband. 

mr — married 

om — original member 

of tiiis church, 
m — presetU member 

of this church, 
prob — probably . 
rem — removed. 
re.s — residence was or is. 

-s — son of 

tran.s — transferred by 

nnm — unmarried. 
\vf — wife of. 
y — young. 
? — uncertainty. 
Other usual abbreviations. 


Abraham, James K., Mar. 6, 1886, cert, s \Vm. and EHinor (Kincaid) 

A. of Wash. Co., Pa., farmer, an elder in the ch at Corinth, 
Union Co O., d Mar. 24, 1895, ae 79. 

Abraham, Rachael M., Mar. 6, 1886, cert, dau Benj. and Hannah 

(Marlette) Beabont, of Wash. Co., Pa., wf J. K. A., res B m. 
Acton, Florence C, Oct. 23, 1898, ex, fr London, O., res B, m. 
Adams, Fannie May, Dec. 3, 1882, ex, dau Horace Adams of Green 

Sprinj^s, rem Dec. 30, 1884, to Brooklyn, O., res Los Angeles, 

Adams, Julia Ann (Shafer), Nov. 10, 1855, cert, mr Solomon 

Adams, d Dec. 5, 1898, ae 88. 
Adams, Amanda, Sept. 6, 1866, cert, mr Mr. Coterill, res B. 
Adams, Samuel J., Jan 16, 1859, ex, sexton, s Wm. Adams fr Pa,. 

trans July 31 1879 to Zanesfield, res E. Liberty. 
Adams, Sarah E., see Sarah E. Bennett. 
Adams, Solomon, Mar. 25, 1858, cert fr Zanesfield ch, d Sept. 26, 

1888, ae 83. 
Adams, Susan, Jan. 16 1859, ex, dau Wm. Cook fr Pa,, wf S. S. 

Adams, trans July 31, 1879, to Zanesfield. 
Akey, Hariett, see Hariett Gregg. 
Akey, Matilda B., Mar. i, 189T, cert, dau Rich. Armstrong, wf W. 

S. A., res B, m. 
Akey, Winfield S., March i, 1891, cert, s Ellis Akey, res B, m. 
Alexander, Elizabeth, Mar, 8, 185 1, cert, dau J. E. Alexander, prob 

mr Jeremiah GebVjy, rem to and d in Marysville. 
Alexander, John W., Dec. 9, 1888, ex, s J. A. A., dis Mar. 27, 1897, 

DeGraff and d there. 
Alexander, Miss Frances G., May 30, 1897, ex, dau S. R. A., res 

B, m. 

Alexander, Samuel R., May 30, 1897, cert, s W. A., res B, m, 

Alexander, Rachel A. D., May 30, 1897, cert, wf S. R. A., res B, 

Alexander, vSamuel, Mar. 4, 1888, cert fr Juniata Co., Pa., 1838, 
s J. A. Alexander, res B, m. 

Alexander, Fylla Robb, Feb. 12, 1899, cert, Zanesfield, dau Syl- 
vester Roljb, wf Samuel A., m. 

Alexander, Sarah J., Mar. 4, 1888, cert, dau of Moses Marquis, 
wf of Samuel A., d April 12, 1893. 

Allen, Cora D., Dec. 4, 1887, ex, dau Harvey Allen, mr Judge L. 
Ji. Pettit, res B, m. 


Allen, Marinda E., see Marinda E. Fancher. 

Allen, Emma (nee Young), May 2, 1897, cert, mr first Mr. Linde- 

muth, second Harvey Allen, trans Aug, 15, 1898, Kenton, 
Allison, Julia S,, Sept. 29, 1861, ex, dau C. \V. B. Allison, mr Owen 

J. Hopkins of Toledo, trans Toledo. 

Allison, Julia Ann, June 14, 185 1, cert, trans to Wheeling June 24, 

1867, d at Wheeling Mar, 21, 1870, ae 85, mother of C. W. B. 

Allison, Mary S,, Jan., 1857, ex, dau Gov. Benj. Stanton, wf C. W. 
B. Allison, trans to Wlieeling June 24, 1867, d 1899, ae 68, 
Wheeling, W, Va. 

Allnion, Effie, Dec. 8, 1889, ex, dau S. E. Allmon, mr Ernest 
Humphrey, res B, m. 

Allmon, Isabel, March 5, 1882, cert, mr first, Jno. S. Bryant, sec- 
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Allmon, Lizzie, Dec. 4, 1887, ex, dau S. E. Allmon, mr A. W. 
Elliott, res B, m, 

Allmon, Samuel E., Dec, 8, 1889, ex, s Isaac Allmon of vStark Co., 
O,, Adj. 45th O. V. I. in the Civil War, postmaster and drug- 
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Ai^in, Hannah M., see Hannah M. McCracken. 

Anderson, Elizabeth C, June 14, 1851, cert, nee Harner, wf Mat- 
thew Anderson, d Cross Plains, Wis., buried here. 

Anderson, Ada, Mar. 4, 1894, cert, dau A. J. Anderson, res B, m, 

Anderson, Ada, Mar. 4, 1894, cert, wf A. J. Anderson, res B, m. 

Anderson, Gertrude, Mar. 4, 1894, cert, dau A. J. A., res B, m. 

Anderson, Lavinia, see Lavinia Nelson. 

Anderson, Margaret, dau Matthew A., d here, ae ab 50. 

Anderson, Sarah J., see Sarah J. Henderson. 

Anderson, Susanah, see Susanah Kerr. 

Anderson, Zula, March 4, 1894, cert, dau A. J. A., wf Prof. Frank 
March, dis Jan. 20, 1899, to W. Liberty, O., res Zanesfield, O. 

Andrew, Margaret, Jan, 13, 1837, cert, Bath, Green Co., O. 

Andrew, Susan, Jan. 14, i860, cert, Anaglan, Ireland, died. 

Annat, Ann R., June 5, 1892, cert fr Wooster, O., wf H. M, A. of 
B, trans E. Orange, N, J., Dec. 10, J899. 

Annat, Hugh M., June 5, 1892, ex, fr Wooster, O.. res B, m. 

Ansley, Daisy V., see Daisy V. Richards. 

Apple, Margaret Huber, see Margaret Huber. 

Arden, Moses, Dec. 16, 1848, cert fr Urbana, came fr N. J., trans to 


Arden, Eliza Ann, Dec. 16, 1848, cert fr Urbana, wf M. A., came 

fr N. J., trans to Urbana. 
Armer, Alan M., Feb. 20, 1898, ex, s W. M. A., B, m. 
Armer, Annie M., Apr. 18, 1897, ex, dau W. INI. A., B, m. 
Armer, S. Elizabeth, see S. E. Byers. 

Armer, \V. McClaire, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, s W. M. A., B, m. 
Armer, Wm. McCandless, June 2, 1895, cert, res B, m. 
Armstrong Effie, Dec. 16. 1884, cert, dau Richard A., nir E. J. 

Howenstine, d June 5, 1896. 
Armstrong, Fred A., Apr, 18, 1897, ex, s Jno. W. A., res B, m. 
Armstrong, Harriet, Mar. i, 1891, cert, dau Ellis Akey, wf J. W. A., 

res B, m. 
Armstrong, John W., Mar i, 1891, cert, s Richard A., res B, m. 
Armstrong, Myrtal M., Feb. 20, 1898, ex, dau J. W. A., res B, m, 
Arnold, Annie E., see Annie E. Kerr. 

Ash, Mary, Aug. 20, 1836, cert, Pleasant Hill, nee Brown, fr Wash- 
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Wayne, Ind. 
Atwood, John E., Dec. 7, 1873, ex, s Nathan A. of Bucyrus, O., 

res Des Moines, Iowa, d in Mich. 
Atwood, Laura, Dec. 7, 1873, ex, dau Erskine Douglas, wf J. E. A., 

Babcock, Margaret B., see Margaret B. Kerr. 
Baker, Sarah, see Sarah Beach. 
Baker, Valentine, March 21, 1857, merchant, fr Lancaster Co., 

Pa., rem to Champaign, 111, before 1863. 
Ballard, Hannah, May 26, 1880, cert, dau Henry Huffman of St. 

Paris, Champaign Co., wf Silas Ballard of Mason, Warran Co., 

O., d here Apr. 21, 1890, ae 72. 
Ballinger, Edward E , Mar. 13, 1898, ex, res B, m. 
Ballinger, Fklna C, Feb. 4, 1900, ex, dau E. E. B., res B, m. 
Ballinger, Mary L., March 13, 1898, ex, wf E. E. B., res B, m. 
Barker, L. L., Feb. 20, 1898, ex, res B, m, 
Barnett, Ida, Mar. 4, 1894, cert fr U. P. ch, dau of David Barnett 

of Urbana, O., res B., m. 

Bartholomew, Geo. W., Feb 20, 1898, ex, s G. W. B. of Bristol, 
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Bartholomew, Hettie J., Feb. 20, 1898, ex, dau Edwin H. Cole, 
of Cromwell, Conn., wf G. W. B., res B, m. 

Bartholomew, Linn, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, s G. W. B., res B, m. 




Sartholomew, Tracy, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, s G. W. B,, res B, m. 
Bartram, Charles E., Mar. 2, 1879, ^^) 

s J. W. B., dis Mar. 5, 1892, to 

Columbus, O. 
Bartram, Faith A., Dec. 8, 1889, ex, 

dau C. E. B., rem Mar. 5, 1892, 

Columbus, O. 
Bartram, Lucy, Aug. 31, 1867, cert, 

wf J. W. B., dis Sept. 7, 1884, to 

Pasadena, Cal. 
Bartram, Alberta, Mar. 2, 1879, ^^' 

dau Dr. Pratt, wf C. E. B. 
Bartram, Carrie W., Mar. 5, 1876, ex, 

dau J. W. B., mr C. H. Lindsley, 

dis Sept. 7, 1884, to Pasadena, 

Batch, Paul E., Mar. i, 1900, ex, s F. 

O. B., res B, m. 
Batch, Nannie E., see Nannie E. Wallace. 

Bateman, Alfred G., Sept, 20, 1861, ex, trans 1863 to \V. Liberty. 
Bateman, Mary, see Mary F. Hall. 
Beach, Gertrude N., dau Warren Nichols, wf Gaylord M. B., trans 

to Indianapolis Apr 10, 1870, res Pittsburg, Pa. 
Beach, Ellen R., May 27, 1854, ex, dau G. R. B., trans Indian- 
apolis, Apr. 10, 1870, d Pittsburg ab 1F94, unm, ae ab 65. 
Beach, Rebecca, Dec. 18, 1853, cert fr Mansfield, O., nee CofiFen- 

berger, mother of G. M. Beach, d B, Mar. 4, 1869, ae 86. 
Beach, Sarah, Dec. 18, 1853, cert, sister G. M. B., mr Reuben 

Baker, d B before her mother. 
Beal, Catherine, see Catherine Huber. 
Beal, Hannah, Aug. 24, 1850, cert, dau David Colley of Fayette 

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Beelman, Carrie E., Dec. 31, 1882, ex, dau Jacob Beelman, mr M. 

G. Bell, B, m. 
Beelman, Mar}-, Mar. 9, 1876, ex, dau Jacob Beelman, mr Dr. 

Wm Bull, dis May 30, 1895, Atlantic City, N. J. 

Beelman, Caroline C, Feb. 29, 18, ex, dau Jonathan Huston of 
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Bell, Carrie E., see Carrie E. Beelman. 

Bell, Marion G., Dec. 8, 1889, ex, s Cyrus Bell, res B, m. 


Bell, Mary A., see Mary A. Fuller. 

Bell, Susanah, ab 1836, trans. 

Bennett, Chas. Edward, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, s J. Q. A. B. Serg'tMaj. 
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Bennett, Elizabeth W., Sept 14, 1884, cert, Rushsylvania, dau Ed- 
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Bennett, John Q. A., Feb. 24, 1867, ex, s Ezra B., in the Civil War 
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Bennett, Lucius C, June 9, 1862, ex, s Ezra B., d in Civil War in 

Bennett, Ezra, Jan. 16, 1846, cert fr Xenia, s Timothy B. of Cum- 
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Lieut, in loth Bat. in the ivil War, d Aug 22, 1889, ae 77. 

Bennett, Mary Ann, Jan. 16, 1846, cert, Xenia, O., dau Wm. Bry- 
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Bennett, Sarah Eliza, Jan., 1857, ex, dau Judge Ezra B., mr first, 
Jos. C. Van Eaton, second, Horace B. Adams, res Los Ange- 
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Bergen, Anna, June 5, 1864, ex, dau J. B. B., wf J. K. Stewart, res B. 

Bergen, Anna R., see Anna R. Galbreath. 

Bergen, Daniel O., Apr. 8, 1894, ex, rem. 

Bergen, Echvard, June 5, 1864, ex, s J. B. B., trans Sept. 4, 1880, to 
Van Wert, (3., d there Mar. 10, 1884. 

Bergen, John B., Dec. 5, 1863, cert fr Dayton, d Feb. 25, 1884, ae 68. 

Bergen, Mary M., Apr. 14, 1860, cert fr Omaha, Neb., wf Rev. G 
P. B., trans 1863, to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. 

Bergen, Mary, June 4, 1864, ex, dau J. B. B. , mr first Wm. Gal- 
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Bergen, Cornelia B. , Mar. 7, 1874, ex, dau J. B. B. , mr J. M. Mc- 
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Bergen, Moses, June 5, 1864, ex, s J. B. B. , dis Feb. 28, 1888, to 

Bergen, Alice C. , INIar. 5, 1881, ex, dau D. B. Lindemuth, wf 
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Bickham, Mary M. , see Mary ^L :\Ioore. 

Bigham, Margaret, Dec. 5, 1863, cert fr Circleville, wf Geo. B. , 
mother of Mrs. G. L. Kalb, d Nov. 17, 1886, ae 88. 

Bigham, Mattie F:. , Dec. 5, 1863, cert fr Circleville, dau Geo. B. , 
mr Milton Steen, res Dayton, O. 

Blair, Isabella, Mar. 21, 1857, ex, wf Jno. B. , d i860. 

1 86 



Blair, John, Mar. 21, 1857, ex, rem 

West, res (?) Carthage, Mo. 

Blair, Elizabeth A., Mar. 12, 1876, ex, 

dau James B. , mr Jno. F. Stamm, 

res Sible}", Iowa. 

Blessing, Anna B. , see Anna B. Slicer. 

Blessing, LeRoy, Mar. 4. 1894, ex, s 

Frank B. , res B, m. 
Blessing, Grace, Mar. 4, 1894, ex, dau 

Frank B. , res B, m, 
Bog&s, Jno, F. , Mar. 2, 1884, ex, 9 
Robt. B., rem Jan 7, 1886, to 
Union City, Ind., res near Cincin- 
Bosvvorth, Betsy, Sept. 3, 1864, cert fr 
the East, wf D. F. B., trans to 
Fremont, O , Oct. 28, 1867. 
Bosworth, David F., Sept. 3, 1864, cert fr the East, trans to Fre- 
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Boucher, Mary, Dec. 9, 1894, cert fr 
Marion, Ind., dau of Jos. Boucher, 
d here July 9, 1895. 
Bowland, (M. D.) M. J., Nov. 26, 

1858, cert fr Mansfield, O. , trans 
to Ottawa, O., Apr. 28, 1859. 

Bowland, S. M., Nov. 26, 1858, cert 
fr Mansfield, O., trans Apr. 28, 

1859, Ottawa, O. 
Boyd, Archibald W. , Dec. 12, 1833, 

cert, Bloomingbaugh, O. 
Boyd, Jane, dau Emanuel Hover of 

Lima, mr Abraham, B., d in Lima. 
Boyd, Miss, dau Abraham B. , res Lima. 
Boyd, Abraham, ab 1842 fr Lima, 

retd to Lima ab 1844, res Lima. 

Boyd, Mary, Dec. 12, 1833, cert, 

Bloomingbaugh, O., Archibald W. B. 
Boyd, Hattie P. , Mar. 4, 1877, ex, dau Robt. B. , mr Jno. Smurth- 

waite, res B, m. 
Boyd, Letta, Apr. 18, 1897, cert, dau Christopher Howenstine of 

Bitcyrus, wf Jas. S. Boyd, res B, m. 

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Braden, Mrs. Letitia (or Lucinda), Aug. 20, 1836, cert, Salem, 

Ross Co., O., unm, res near B. 
Braden, Miss Letitia (or Lucinda), Aug. 20, 1836, cert, Salem, 

Ross Co. , O. , res 3 miles south-west B. 
Bradfute, John A., Feb. 20, 1898, cert. South Charleston, O. , s 

Jno. Knox B. , Clifton, Green Co. , O. , merchant, res B, m. 
Bradfute, MaryK. , Feb. 20, 1898, ex, dau J. A. B. , res B, m. 
Bradfute, Anna, Feb. 20, 1898, cert, South Charleston, dau David 

Pringle of South Charleston, O. , \vf J. A. B. , res B, m. 
Bramble, Phoeba, Sept. 9, 187 1, ex, dau Mr. Hughes of Big 

Springs, wf James B.. d Sept. 19. 1875. 
Brand, John P., Nov. 29, 1885, ex, s Jos. C. B. , res B, m. 
Brandon, Ethel M. , Mar. 6, 1887, ex, dau Geo. T. B. , mr Ernest 

Bryant, res B. m. 
Brandon, Geo. T. , Dec. 31, 1882, cert, s Rev. Mr. B. , dis Feb. 22. 

1895, Dayton, O. , res Cleveland, O. 
Brandon, Mary P., Dec. 31, 1882, cert, dau John Palmer, wf Geo. 

T. B. , trans Feb. 22, 1895, Dayton, O. , res Cleveland, O. 
Brandon, Palmer J., Mar. 4, 1894, ex, s Geo. T. B. , trans Feb. 

22, 1895, Dayton, O. , res Cleveland, O. 
Briggs, A. D. , Sept. 22, 1878, cert, trans to Episcopal ch. 
Brown, Alice D. , see Alice D. McColloch. 
Brown, Calvin, Dec. 4, 1887, cert. 
Brown, Daisy D. , Dec. 8, 1889, ex, dau Morgan D. B. , dis Jan. i, 

1895, to Purcellville, Va. , mr Mr. Hurst. 
Brown, Mattie Eva, Dec. 6, 1891, ex, dau Jacob K. B. , mr Wm. 

Marshall, res B, m. 
Brown, May Eliza, Dec. 6, 1885, ex, dau Ben Knight of Gray 

Co. , Can. , wf T. S. B. dis Sept. 23, 1889, to Topeka, Kan. 
Brown, Isabella, om, 1828, dau Robt. B. , d near W. Liberty. 
Brown, Mary, om, 1828, dau Robt. B. , d W. Liberty ab 1885, unm. 

ae ab 83. 

Brown, Morgan D. , Mar. 3, 1867, ex, physician, d Nov. 23, 1879, 
ae 62. 

Brown, Thomas S. , Dec. 6, 1885, ex, fr Zanesfield, att'y at law, 
s Asa (Aaron of N. C. ) and Hannah (Sands) B. , dis Sept. 23, 
1889 to Topeka, Kan. 

Broughton, Ellen, May 21, 1899, cert Mechanicsburg, O. , res B, m. 

Brownell, Dot, Mar. 10, 1899, ex, dau E. H. B. , res B, m. 

Bruner, Otho, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, s John H. , res B. m. 

Bryant, Alden U. , Jan. 25, 1900, ex, res B, m. 


Bryant, Ernest J, , Dec, 8, 1889, ex, s John S. B. , res B, m. 
Bryant, Ethel M. , see Ethel M. Brandon. 
Br^'ant, Jessie L. , Dec. 7. 1890, ex, dau Alden U. B. , d here. 
Bryant, Helen R. , Jan. 25, 1900, ex, wf Alden U. B. , res B, m. 
Bryant, Stella M. , Nov. i, 1885. ex, dau John S. B. , d Nov. 12, 

Buchanan, Bayard F. , Jan. 10, 1886, cert fr Washington Co., Pa., 

att'y at law, dis Dec. 5, 1887, to Kansas City. 
Buchanan, James W. , Dec. 8, 1895, ex, s S. A. B, trans to Ken- 
ton, Jan. 3, 1900. 
Buchanan, Livy, ^Nlay 31, 1879, cert, dau Jno, Lusk of Dayton, wf 

S. A. B. , trans to Kenton, Jan 3, 1900. 
Buchanan, Hazel, Mar. 4, 1900, ex, dau C. W. B. , res B. m. 
Buchanan, Samuel A.. May 31. 1879, ex, s Rev. Jas. B. , trans to 

Kenton Jan. 3, 1900. 
Buchanan, Sutton R. , Mar. 4, 1894, ex, s S. A. B. , res B, m. 
Budd, Aseneth, Apr. 18, 1882, ex, came fr Kalida, O. , rem to 

Putnam Co. , O. 
Buhner, Samuel, Feb, 18, 1866, ex, rem. 
Bull, Fannie F. , see Fannie F. Fuller, 
Bull, Mary, see Mary Beelman. 
Bunker, Harvey L., Oct. 23, 1898, ex, trans to Utica, N. Y. . Dec, 

21, 1899. 
Bunker, Mary F. , Mar, 4, 1894, ex, dau H. L. B. , trans to Utica, 

N, Y. , Dec. 21, 1899. 
Bunker, Hannah, Sept. 4, 1880, ex, dau J. K. Abraham, wf H, 

L. B., d here Mar. 18, 1898. 
Bunker, Savilla E. , Mar. 6, 1887, ex, dau H. S, B. , trans to Utica, 

N, Y,, Dec. 21, 1899. 
Bunker, Wm. Beatty, June 7, 1891, ex, druggist, s H, L. B, , trans 

to Utica, N. Y. , Dec. 21, 1899. 
Burbank, Henrietta T. , Nov. 7, 1871, cert, trans Feb. 25, 1872. 

Franklin, O. 
Burkholder, Frank, Nov. 29, 1885, ex, s Lorenzo B. , trans Mar. 

20, 1889, Muncie, Ind. 
Burkholder, MaryE. , Mar. 4, 1876, ex, dau Sol. Adams, wf Lor- 
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Burkholder, Zula May, Nov. i, 1885, ex, dau Lorenzo B. , mr W. 

Watkins, trans Mar. 25, 1889, res Toledo, O. 
Burton, Margaret, Sept, 16, 1837, cert fr Philadelphia, sister of 

Josiah Shuffleton, 



Burton, Lemuel P., Sept. ,6, 1837, fr Philadelphia, d B, ab 1850. 
Bush, Nettie, Feb. 20, 1898, cert, dau of J. B. B. of Big Springs, 

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Bushey, Anna, Dec. 4, 1898, cert, Bellecenter, O. dau Daniel Wile, 

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Bushey, Mary, Dec. 4, 1898, cert, Bellecenter, dau T. F. B. , res B, 

Bushey, T. F. , Dec. 4, 1898, cert, Bellecenter, O. , s Jacob M. B. , 

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Byers, Elizabeth Cecelia, Jan. 1857, ex, dau James B. , mr Bernard 

Zoz, trans May 29, 1869, retd Feb. 20, 1883, res B, m. 
Byers, Geo. Lewis, June 3, 1883, ex, 

s Samuel and Samantha, trans 

May 7, 1888, Rushsylvania, res 


Byers, Alice J. , Mar. 10, 1876, ex, dau 

J. W. B., res B, m. 
Byers, Alexander, Mar. 8, 1851, ex, a 

physician in Evansville, Ind. 
Byers, James, om, 1828, d in Wayne 

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Byers, Jas. Franklin, Nov. i, 1885, ex, 

s J. W. and M. J., d Sept 25, 1897. 
Byers, John W\, Dec. 22, 1854, ex, s 

James and Mary, res B, m. 
Byers, Joseph S., s James and Mary, 

elder in the ch Promise City, 

Byers, Margaret, dau James and Mary 

B., mr John Jackson, d Mechanicsville, Iowa, Feb. 19, 1873, 

ae 41. 
Byers, Rachel Ann, dau of J. and M. B., wf Thomas Hatcher, d 

in Mechanicsville, Iowa, Mar. 5, 1873, ae 36. 

Byers, Martha, Dec. 22, 1854, ex, dau Jas. Erwin, wf J. S. B., d in 
Iowa, Sept. 28, 1896, ae 62. 

Byers, Mary Jane, Mar. 22, 1855, cert, dau Joseph Oatman, wf J. 
W., d Mar. 7, 1891, ae 61. 

Byers, M. Bella, Mar. 5, 1882, ex, dau J. W. and M. J. B. , wf 
of Frank Garvin, dis Nov. 7, 1892, Chattanooga, Tenn. , d 
Nov. 21, 1894, ae 37. 




Byers, Mary Emma, Mar 2, 1870, ex. dau J. W. B, , d Nov. 29, 

1895. ae 43. 
Byers, Mattie S. , Mar. 5, 1876. ex, dau of J. W. and M. J. B. , wf 

John Fehl, for three years a missionary in Utah under the 

Home Boarvi, dis July 29, T8S9, to Kenton, O. , res Carthage, 

Mo. See Missionaries. 
B_vers, S. E. , June 2, 1877. ex, dau of J. W. and M. J. B. , wf W. 

M. Armer, rej B, m. 
Byers, Mary, June 12, 1852, ex, wf of Thomas Byers, trans Max- 
well, Iowa, 
Byers, Mary, om, 1828. dau Rev. 

Joseph Stevenson, wf James B. , d 

here Sept. 25, 1868, ae 63. 
Byers, Samantha I.. Sept. i, 1867, ex, 

nee Milner, wf Samuel B. , trans 

Corydon, la,, July 7, 1869, living 

in Rushsylvania, 
Byers, Rachel Eva, June 4, 1882, ex. 

dau J. \V. B. , res B, m. 
Byers. Robt. , Mar. 22, 1855, ex, 

cousin of J. W. B. , rem. 
Byers, Samuel, Jan., 1857, ex, s James 

and Mary B. , trans July 7, 1869, 

Corydon. Iowa, d in Rushsyl- 
vania Feb. 14, 1892, ae 52. 
Byers, Sarah, dau of James and Mary 

B. , wf G. Combs, living in 

Allerton, Iowa. 
Byers, Sarah M., June 16, 1849. cert, nee Morrison, wf of Thomas, 

d near B. 
Byers, Thomas M. , May 25, 1850, ex, s James and Mary B. , an 

elder in the ch at Maxwell, Iowa, 
Byers, Thomas, June 16, 1849, cert, a public school teacher, s 

Thomas B. , of Wash. Co., Pa., adm Cherokee Run ch June 6, 

1840, d. 
Callen, Mary, June 16, 1829, cert fr Scotland, wf Wm., d near 

Spring Hill. 

Callen, William, June 16, 1829, cert fr Scotland, d near Spring 

Campbell, Bertha E. , Dec. 8, 1889, ex, dau J. O. A. C. , mr Gail 

Stinchcomb, M. D. , res B, m. 






Campbell, Cathrina J. , Jan. 1857, ex, dan Jas. D. C. , trans Karnes 
Co. , Texas. 

Campbell, Charles D. , Mar. 3, 1870, cert, s Chas. F. Campbell of 
Ripley, O. , res B, m. 

Campbell, Charlotte, Aug. 3, 1862, cert U. P. ch, dan David Niven, 
\vf Richard C. , trans 1863, to Indianapolis, d ab 1874, ae 44. 

Campbell, Claire G. , Mar. 4, 1894, ex, dau J. Q. A. C. , res B, m. 

Campbell, David C. , Jan. 3, 1857, ex, s Jas. D. C. , trans ab 1859, 
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Campbell, Edward K. , Dec. 8, 1889, ex, s C. D. C, Adj., Second 
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Campbell, Edwin McL. , June i, 1899, ex, s Joseph C. , res B, m. 

Campbell, Elizabeth, Feb. 24, 1866, cert, wf Joseph C. , trans Cin- 
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Campbell, Emma Knight. June i, 1884, cert, dau Ed. H. K. , mr C. 
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Campbell, Estelle, see Estelle Hoge. 

Campbell, Harold F. , Mar. 4, 1894, ex, s C, D. C. , res B, m. 

Campbell, Hattie A., Feb. 3, 1895, ex, dau C. D. C. , res B, m. 

Campbell, Isabella M. , see Isabella McLaughlin. 

Campbell, Jas. , Nov. 26, 1858, ex, fr Logansville, brother Nancy 
Campbell, res B, m. 

Campbell, James D., Feb. 8, 1832, ex, was an elder, clerk of Ses- 
sion; a hatter by trade, d Kennedy, Texas, Dec. 22, 1875. 

Campbell, Joseph, Feb. 24, 1866, ex, fr Muskingum Co., O., 
nephew Thos. Rambo, d Apr. 13, 1898, ae 85. 

Campbell, Josie Bella, Mar. 2, 1890, ex, dau Joseph C, res B, m. 

Campbell, J. Q. A., July 4, 1865, cert from Ripley, O., s Chas. F. 

C., res B, m. 
Campbell, Lois D., Apr. 18, 1897, ex, dau C. D. C, res B, m. 
Campbell, Marie E., Dec. 8, 1889, ex, dau C. D. C, res B, m. 
Campbell, Mary A., Nov. 26, 1858, ex, dau Mr. Huston of DeGrafF, 

wf James Campbell, d July 3, 1896, ae ab 72. 
Campbell, Harriet, Mar. 3, 1870, cert, dau Thos. Kephart, Ripley, 

O., wf Chas. P\ Campbell, trans Ripley, O., July 6, 1875. 
Campbell Rhoda, Jan. 4. 1836, ex, dau Mr. Callinder, wf Jas. D. 

C, res Karnes Co., Texas. 

Campbell, Nancy, sister James Campbell, d July 8, 1872, in her 
92nd year. 

Campbell, Rebecca J., June i, 1878, ex, dau James C, mr Ed. 

Coen, res B, m. 


Campbell, Wilfred B., Nov. i, 18S5, ex, s J. Q. A. C, rem Feb. 28. 
1887, Denver, Col., res Chicago, 111. 

Carr, Mary Ann, wf Sheriff Josiah C, d B ab 1850, 

Carr, Nancy, see Nancy Douglas. 

Carson, Nancy L-, Dec. 22, 1854, ex, dau Josiah Robb, mr Wm. C, 
trans Feb. 10, 1869, Burlington, Iowa. 

Carson, William, Oct. 17, 1857, cert fr Chillicothe, trans to Bur- 
lington, Iowa, Feb. 10, 1869. 

Caven, Emma J., Mar. 3, 1883, cert, McKeesport, Pa., rem Sept. 
15, 1897, Conway Springs. Ark. 

Chalfant, Dr. R. W., Dec. 2, 1883, cert, s Thornton C. of Pittsburg, 
Pa., res B, m. 

Chalfant, Margaret M., Dec. 2, 1883, cert, dau John Webster, 
Jewett, O-, res B, m. 

Chambers, Sarah Bell, Oct. 25, 1849, cert, dau Wm. Walker, mr 
Jos. Chambers, d B 1853, ae ab 20. 

Clark, Caroline B., Feb. 3, 1895, ex, res B, m. 

Clark, Ann, Jan. 12, 1850, cert, dau Rev. Thos. Marquis, wf Jos. 
Clark, brother of Rev. Thomas Clark, d Oct. 26, 1870, ae ab 80. 

Clark, Joseph, Mar. 14, 1833, cert, Mt. Pleasant, Pa,, Bro. Rev. 
Thos. B. C, bro. -in-law Rev. Jos, Stevenson, rem to Cala., d 

Christie, Isabel Grace, Oct. 27, 1895, cert fr Bucyrus, dau S. A. C . 
res B, m. 

Christie, Jane, Oct. 27, 1895, cert, wf S. A. C, res B, m. 

Christie, Jennie, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, dau S. A. C , res B, m, 

Christie, Mary, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, dau S. A. C, res B, m. 

Christie, Samuel A., Feb. 20, 1898, ex, s S. A. C, res B, m. 

Clason, Cathrine, Nov. 7, 1862, cert fr Spring Hill, wf Dr. Clason, 
d here Apr., 1865. 

Clear, Letitia Rosa, June 3, 1857, ex, dau James C. of New Rich- 
mond, O., mr Holmes Brown of Lima, O., trans Lima 1863, 
present res Dallas, Texas. 

Clement, Cathrine, Mar. 4, 1871, ex, wf David C, sister Mr. 
Peebles, trans Springfield, O., July 13, 1876. 

Clement, David, Mar, 5, 1871, ex, from Scotland, trans Spring- 
field July 3, 1876. 

Cobain, Bertha Z., Mar. 4, 1894, ex, dau John C, res B, m. 

Cobain, James, s John Cobain, in book 4 I find Cobean, rem ab 
i860 to Delevan, 111., d ab 1890, ae ab 70. 


Cobain, John, s Jno. Cobain, rem ab i860 to Delevan, 111., d ab 

Cobain, Martha, dau John C, trans to Delevan, 111. 
Cobain, Mary Ann, dau of Wm. and Elizabeth (Kerr) Yates, mr 

James C, trans Delevan, 111., d ab 1880. 
Cobain, Samuel, s Jno. Cobain, farmer, rem to Allen Co., in 

spring of 1847, d Jan., 1886, ae 79. 
Cobain, Jane, Feb. 20, 1898, ex dau James Jamison, \vf J. C, res B, 

Cobain, John, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, mr Jane Jamison Mar. 2, 1871, res 

B, m. 
Cobain, Wm. J., Feb. 20, 1898, ex, s John C, res B, m. 
Cobain, Mary, Dec. 22, 1854, ex, dau John C, mr Judge Jno. Mc- 

Lain of Auglaize Co., rem. 
Cobain, Nancy, see Nancy Kerr. 
Cobain, Rachel, June 16, 1849, cert, dau Jno. C, mr Wm. Cobain, 

d Aug., 1898, ae 95. 
Cobain, Susanah, see Susanah Kerr. 
Cobain, Jr., Wm., Dec. 22, 1854, ex, s of Wm. C, rem Clinton, 111., 

ab 1859, ^ 1868, ae ab 65. 
Coen, Edward R., Dec. 13, 1895, ex, s Marquis C, res B, m, 
Coen, INIary, wf Thomas C, d here ab 1890, ae 94. 
Coen, Marquis Lester, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, s E. R. C, res B, m. 
Coen, Rebecca. 
Coen, Thomas, June 16, 1829, cert fr Martinsburg, O., father of 

Marquis C, d here 1840, ae ab 60. 
Coffelt, R. E., June 2, 1877, cert, trans Hutchinson, Kan., Sept. 

23, 1878. 
Collins, Edith, Sept. 9, 1899, cert, Beamsville, O., res B, m, 
Collins, Elmer, Sept. 9, 1899, cert, Beamsville, O., res B, m. 
Collins, Myrpha, Nov. 10, 1895, cert fr Xenia, res B, m. 
Combs, George R., Jan., 1857, ex. 
Combs, Sarah B., see Sarah Byers. 

Commelli, James, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, from Italy, res B, m. 
Comely, Bazaleel, Feb. 19, 1S35, cert, Perry Co., O., rem 1840 to 

Perry Co., O. 
Comely, Margaret Jane, Feb. 19, 1835, cert. Perry Co., O., wf Baz- 
aleel C. 
Connard, Dennis, June 12, 1852, cert, s Mrs. E. C, trans Mar. 23, 

1868, to Bloomfield, d in Clark Co., low^a. Mar., 1882, ae 61. 


Connard, E., June 12, 1852, rem to Spencer, Ind., in 1868, res west 

of B, d Aug., 1875. 
Connard, Mary E., dau Mrs. E. C, trans Nov. 30, Spencer, Ind,, 

d, ae 49. 
Connard, Nancy J., Jan. 3, 1857, cert fr W. Liberty, dau Wm. 

Kirkwood, mr Absolom Connard, trans Bloomfield, Iowa, Nov. 

23, 1868, d June, 1869, ae 40. 
Cook, David R., 1838, ex, s Geo. C. of Ireland, d Nov. 4, 1897, ae 

Cook, Joan, Mar. 28, 1897, cert, dau Wm. C, res B, m. 
Cook, John A., Feb. 20, 1898, ex, s Wm. Cook, res B, m. 
Cook, Margaret F., Feb. 24, 1866, ex, dau Wm. C, res B, m. 
Cook, Mary A., 1848, ex, dau Henry Snyder of Guernsey Co., O. 
Cook, Wm. Feb. 13, 1832, cert, carpenter, s Geo. C. of Ireland and 

Washington Co. Pa , d Feb. 8, 1876, ae 77. 
Cook, Jane Robb, dau Robt. and Susan (Gray) Robb of Pa, wf 

Wm. C, d Apr. 4, 1891, ae 88. 
Cool, Emma G., Apr. 10, 1898, cert, dau Wm. Brunner, wf Wm. 

H. C, res B, m. 
Cool, Wm. H., Apr. 10, 1S98, cert, s John C, Newark, O., res B, m. 
Cooper, Emma, see Emma INIcLaughlin. 
Cope, Margaret, Aug, 27, 1857, cert, dau Jno. Pollock, mr John 

Cope, d Sept. 18, 1867. 
Cordrey, S. Anges, see S. Anges McGill. 

Cordrey, Bertha A., Mar, i, 1896, ex, dau Wm. C, res B, m. 
Cordrey, William, Dec. 8, 1889, cert, res B, m. 
Corry, Chas. B., Sept. 6, 1891, cert fr Xenia, res B, m. 
Corry, Kate Louisa, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, dau C. B. C, res B, m. 
Corry, Mary Frances, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, res B, m. 
Corry, Mary, Sept. 6, 1891, cert, dau Samuel Stewart of Spring- 
field, O., wf C. B. C, res B, m. 
Cost, John P., Mar. 25., 1858, ex, trans to Lutheran ch. 
Coulter, Bessie, Mar. 4, 1894, ex, dau W. W. C. res B, m. 
Coulter, Dana D,, Dec. 6, 1896, ex, dau John A. Coulter, M. D., and 

granddaughter John C, organist, res B, m. 
Coulter, John, Feb. 13, 1832, ex, s John C. of Jefferson Co., O., 

came here after 1825, Justice of Peace, a tanner, rem Ilunts- 

ville, adm to Cherokee Run ch Mar. 12, 1835, fr this ch, d 

Dec. 26, 1859, ^^ 59" 
Coulter, Maud M., Mar. 4, 1894, ex, dau W. W. C, res B, m. 


Coulter, Kittie, Mar. 4, 1894, cert, dau Daniel McKinnon, \vf \V. 
W. C, res B, m. 

Coulter, Robt. P., Dec. 9, 1894. ex, s W. W. C, res B, m. 

Coulter, Wood W., Mar. 4, 1894, ex, s Jno. C. of B, 1825, res B, 

Caven, Emma J., Mar. 3, 1883, cert, McKeesport, Pa., dis to Con- 
way Springs, Ark. 

Cowan, H. N. F., trans Sandusky, June 19, 1867. 

Cowan, Catharine L,, Aug. 24, 1850, cert, wf H. N. F. C, d Apr., 

Cowan, Mary, dau H. N. F. C , mr Mr. Fuller, cert to Sandusky 
Apr. 22, 1858. 

Creag, Ida, Feb. 20, 1898, cert, nee Nachtrieb, res B, m. 

Crawford, America E., see America E. Odor. 

Crutcher, Ann, fr Va., nee Childs, wf Hugh C, d here Aug. 4, 

Cretcher, Margaret Miller, Mar. 4, 1SS8. cert, dau Henry Miller, 

wf H. C. Rutter, M. D., rem Gallipolis, O., Sept. 4, 1893. 
Criswell, Harvey, June 22, 1852, cert fr Marysville, trans Kenton 

Mar. 12, 1861. 
Criswell, Benjamin F., Aug. 4, 1850, ex, leader of choir, trans 

Macon City, Mo., Sept. 3, 1859. 
Criswell, Mary E., Aug. 4, 1850, ex, wf B. F. C, trans Macon 

City Sept. 2, 1859. 
Criswell Susan, May 22, 1853, cert, Marysville, wf Harvey C, trans 

Rushsylvania, O., Jan. 20, 1859. 
Crockett, Allie, Mar. i, 1900, ex, wf O. C, res B, m. 
Crockett, Oscar, Mar. i, 1900, ex, res B, m. 
Crouse, Geo. W., Dec. 8, 1889, ex, res B, m. 
Crouse, L. McMore, Mar. 12, 1893, cert, wf G. W. C, res B, m. 
Currier, Goldie, Mar. 12, 1893, cert, dau Mrs. A. R. C, rem to 

Currier, Lida, Mar. 12, 1893, cert, dau Mrs. A. R. C, mr Delmar 

Underwood, res B, m. 
Currier, M. D., Mrs. A. R., :Mar. 12, 1893, cert, rem to Chicago, m. 
Cushman, Jennie H., Dec. 5, 1895, cert fr Springfield, dau E. J. 

Howenstine, res B, m. 
Davis, Ann, see Ann Fancher. 
Dale, Lucy, Nov. 10, 1855, cert fr Sidney, rem to Cincinnati to 

nurse in a Hospital. 



J. W. DEAN. 

Davies, Mabel C, Mar. 26, 1899, cert from Ft, Wayne, Iiid., dau 

Neil Currie of Currie, Minn. 
Davis, John, Aug. 4, i860, cert, Cum- 
berland, O., s Joshua D., grocer, 
B, rem to Rushsylvania and 
Ridge way, d ab 1898. 
Davis, John Gilbert, Mar, 4, 1894, cert, 
s John Davis of Galion, O., res B, 
Davis Joshua, Nov. 25, i860, cert fr 
Duncan Falls, O., rem to Rush- 
sylvania, trans to Baptist ch. 
Davis, Margaret, Nov, 25, i860, cert 
fr Duncan Falls, wf Joshua D., 
rem to Rushsylvania, 
Davis, Mary M., June 12, 1852, ex, 
sister Mrs. Benj, Stanton (?), wf 
David D,, rem to Toledo. 
Davis, Mary Helen, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, 
dau J. G. D., res B, m. 
Davis, Narcissa A., Mar, 4, 1894, cert, dau John G. Walker of Lex- 
ington, O., wf J. G. D., res B, 
Davis, vSarah, Aug. 4, i860, cert fr 
Cumberland, O., wf Jno. D., 
rem to Ridgeway. 
Davis, Narcissa C, Mar. 6, 1867, 
ex, dau David D,, res Toledo, 
Dawson, Mary, Nov. 7, 1862, cert 
fr Uniontown, Pa., wf Mr. 
Dawson of B, retd to Union- 
town Feb. 26, 1869, and d 
Dawson, Phoeba Ann, Jan. 12, 
1850, cert, wf John D., trans, 
res Yellow Springs, O. 
Day, J. Roland, Feb. 18, 1869, ex, 

trans Cincinnati, O., Jan. 5, 1873, ^^^ New Orleans. 
Dayton, Rlix.abeth K., Mar. 4, 1875, ex, clerk in post-office, trans 
Oxfordville, Wis., Oct. 5, 1885. 




Dean, Hazel Esther, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, dan J. W. D., res B, m. 
Dean, Frances M., Mar. 7, 1897, ex, dau J. W. D., res B, m. 
Dean, J. W., Mar. 7, 1897, ex, fr Lonaconing, Md., merchant, s 

Levi Dean of Addison, Pa,, res B, m. 
Dean, Elizabeth, Mar. 7, 1897, ex, dau Matthew Hannon, \vf J. W. 

D., res B, m. 
Dean, Roy Lee, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, s J. W. D., res B, m, 
Deemy, Bessie R., see Bessie R. Riddle. 

Defrees, Bertha M., Apr. 18, 1897, ex, dau Geo. D., res B, m. 
Defrees, Burton, Mar. 4, 1894, s W. S. D., Warren, Pa. 
Defrees, Elizabeth R., Mar. 7, i885, ex, dau W. S. D., res B, m. 
Defrees, Jane, June 5, 1864, cert fr Piqua, nee Gibson, widow Jos. 

H. D., Sr., res B, m. 
Defrees, Joe H., Dec. 8, 1889, ex, s W. S. D., Warren, Pa. 
Defrees, Marie S., Feb. 15, 1885, cert, wf W. S. D., d Apr. 7, 1897. 

Defrees, Paul T., Mar. 4, 1894, ex, s 

W. S. D., resB, m. 
Defrees, Wm. S., Mar. 7, 1886, ex, s 

Jos. H. D., res B, m. 
Dennison, Mary, Aug. 27, 1851, cert, 

res Big Springs. 

Deweese, Pricilla, Mar. 11, 1865, cert 

fr Port Jefferson, O, teacher, trans 

to Wabash, Iowa, Oct 28, 1867, d. 

Dewitt, Rebecca W., Mar. 21, 1857, 

ex, trans Ellsworth, Kan. Apr. 7, 

1874, and d there ab 1885 ae ab 90. 

Dickey, Alice May, Sept. i, 1889, ex, 

dau J. A. D., res B, m. 
Dickey, James A., Feb. 27, 1876, cert, 

d Mar. 22, 1898, 
Dickey, Margaret J., Feb. 27, 1876, 
cert, wf J. A. D., res B, m. 
Dickey, Sarah, June 5, 1886, cert, dau J. P. McCoy, wf Wm. D., d 

here Aug. 30, 1894. 
Dickinson, Emily F., Aug. 26, 1865, ex, dau Jno. D., d here unm, 

Dickinson, Frank P., Mar. 5, 1882, ex, s J. M. D., res B, m. 
Dickinson, Joshua M., June i, 1878, cert, sThos. and Maria (Lowe) 
D. of W. Va., farmer and manufacturer, d Feb. 22, 1892. 





Dickinson, Jennie D., June i, 1878, 

cert, dau J. M. D., mr A. C. 

Elliott, res B, m. 
Dickinson, Martha, Mar. 4, 1900, ex, 

dau F. P. D, res B, m. 
Dickinson, Sallie M., June i, 1878, 

cert, dau J. M. D., d Feb. 8, 1882. 
Dickinson, McClellen, Feb. 3, 1895, 

ex, s J. M. D., res B, in. 
Dickinson, Ellen, June i, 1878, cert, 
• dau Richard Armstrong, wf J. M. 

D., res B, m, 
Dickinson, Lu Boyd, Feb. i, 1895, 

cert, dau Robt. Boyd, wf Mc. D,, 

res B, m. 
Dickinson, Nettie M., see Nettie M. 

Dodds, Florence, Mar. 4, 1894, ex, dau 

G, W. D., res B, m. 
Dodds, Geo. W., Mar. 4, 1894, ex, s John D, of Xenia, formerly of 

Scotland, res B, m. 
Dodds, Henrietta, Mar. 4, 1894, ex, 

dau Seth Sherman of Boston, 

Mass., wf G. W. D., res B, m. 
Dodds, Ralph S., Mar. 4, 1894, ex, sG. 

W. D., res B, m. 
Dorwin, Carolin A., Dec. 22, 1854, ex, 

dau Pliilo D,, d unm Oct. 6, 1870. 
Dorwin, Isabella D., Jan., 1857, ex, 

dau Philo D., mr, 1866, J. Q. A. 

Campbell, d here Jan. 5, 1867, ae 

Dorwin, Philo, ab 1852, cert, came fr 

New Haven, settling first near 

Logansville, afterwards in Stokes 

Tp., d here Oct. 6, 1870, ae 73. 

Dorwin, Urania, wf Philo D., trans 

Gettysl)urg, O., d there ab 1874 

ae ab 80. 
Douglas, Nancy, Aug 21, 1853, cert, dau Samuel D., mr Jos. E. 

Carr, trans Logansville P'eb. i, 1866, d Feb. 15, 1895, ae 63. 



Douglas, Rebecca, Dec. 17, 1851, ex, dau Mr. Cannon of Fayette 

Co., Pa., wf Samuel D., trans to Kingston, O., Jan. 10, 1869, 

prob at Logansville, O., d Mar. 18, 1883, ae 75. 
Douglas, Samuel, Dec. 17, 185 1, ex, farmer three miles W. of B, 

fr England, trans to Kingston, Champaign Co,, d 1877-78 ae 

ab 75. 
Dow, Charles F., June 5, 1892, cert, s Dr. L. D., res Cleveland. 
Dow, Harry C, Sept. 4, 1892, cert, s Dr. L. D., res. Cleveland. 
Dow, James A., Mar. 3, 1895, cert, s Dr. L D., res B, m. 
Dow, Jessie E., June 5, 1892, cert, dau Dr. h. D., rem, res Cleve- 
Dow^ M. D., Lyman, June 4, 1893, res Cleveland. 
Dow, Martha J., June 4, 1893, cert, dau James B. McCracken, wf 

Dr. L. D. 
•Dow, Nellie M., June 5, 1892, cert, dau Dr. L. D. 
Dow, Nellie, Mar. 3, 1895, cert, wf Jas. A. D., res B, m. 
Dow, Sallie H., Sept. 4, 1892, cert, dau Dr. L. D.,res Cleveland. 
Dow, Samuel W., June 5, 1892, cert, s Dr. L. D., res Sidne3\ 
Downing, Frank B., Feb. 20, 1898, ex, s O. D., res B, m. 
Driskill, John W., May 12, 1852, cert M. E. church, teacher, unm, 

res Cherokee Run. 
Drew (?), Martha E., Aug. 26, 1865, cert Paris, Ky, trans Paris, 

Ky., Aug. 30, 1868. 
Drummond, Elizabeth, Jan. 13, 1837, cert Bath, Green Co., O., wf 

John D., res three miles S. W. of B, d B, 1846, ae ab 25. 
Dunson, Mary, Nov, 9, 1862, cert Uniontown, Pa, 
Dushane, John, Jan., 1857, ex, s Wm. L. D., united with Disciple 

ch, res Plattsburg, O. 
Durkee, Alma J., Feb. 21, 1866, ex, dau E. D., res Columbus, O., m. 
Durkee, Ebbe, June 25, 1857, cert, s Mason D. of Pittsfield, Vt., d 

Apr. 5. 1889, ae 79- 
Durkee, Mary C, Mar. 25, 1858, cert fr Lutheran ch B, teacher, 

dau Ebbe D., mr Low Reynolds, trans Owatonna, Minn., d 

Appleton, Wis., Apr. 25, 1899. 
Durkee, Nancy, June 25, 1857, cert, dau Alba D. of Potsdam, N. Y., 

wf E. D., d Oct, 31, 1886 ae 75. 
Durkee, Persis E., Sept. 3, 1870, cert, dau E. D., trans Jan. 25, 

1874, Appleton, Wis , retd 1875, res B, m. 
Duval, Elinor, July 7, 1834, cert fr Greenfield, dau Mr. of 

Mifflen Co., Pa,, wf Sam'l D., d here Dec, 1855, ae 84. 


20 r 

Duval Samuel, July 7, 1834, cert, Greenfield, Highland Co.. O., 

farmer, d Fulton, Ind., ab 1858, ae 84. 
Dye, Estella, Dec. 8, 1889, ex, wf Will D., rem to W. Va. 
Earsome, Mrs., May 9, 1900, cert, res B, m. 
Earsome, Anna M., Sept. 4, 1869, cert, dau Jas. McCracken, wf J. 

M. E., d Feb. 14, 1888. 
Earsome, James Albert, Mar. 4, 1883, ex, s J. M. E., res B, m. 
Earsome, James M., Sept. 4, 1869, cert fr Champaign Co., s Robt. 

E., d May 17. 18S1. 
Earsome, John Edward, Mar. 4, 1883, s J. M. E., d Feb. 24, 1898. 
Earsome, Nettie S., Dec. i, 1877, ex, dau J. M. E. 


Earsome, Willie M., Dec. i, 1877, ex, s J. M. E., res B, m. 
Eaton, John H., Mar. 7, 1874, ex, res B, m. 
Eaton Smyra A., Mar. 7, 1874, ex, wf J. H. E., res B, m. 
Edmundson, Eliza, Feb. 13, 1832, ex, Cherokee, dau Robert E.. d 

unm ab i860, ae 40. 
Edmundson, Eliza J., see Eliza J. Kerr. 

Edmundson, Robert, res Huntsville, O., d ab i860, ae ab 50. 
Edmundson, Jr., Robert, Feb. 13, 1832, ex. 
Edmundson, Moses Smith, moved to B ab 1850. d Clinton, 111., ab 

[865, ae ab 47. 


Edmundson, Dr. Thomas K., May 15, 1847, ex, adm Cherokee 

Run ch, res Huntsville, d ab 1884, Clinton, 111., ae ab 60. 
Edmundson, William, Feb. 13, 1832, ex, s Robt. E., adm Cherokee 

Run ch Sept. 26, 1832, ex, res near Huntsville. 
Edward, Robt. D., Mar. 25, 1858, ex, trans Aug. 29, 1861, Mar- 

shalltown, Iowa. 
Edwards, Matilda, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, res B, m. 
Elliott, A. C, Mar. 4, 1888, cert, s Abraham E. of Logan Co., O., 

res B, m. 
Elliott, Jennie D., see Jennie D. Dickinson. 
Elliott, A. Walker, Dec. 8, 1889, ex, res B, m. 
Elliott, Isabella J , Aug. 3, 1862, cert R. P. ch, Marshalltown, la., 

dau James P. McCoy, res B, m. 
Elliott, Lizzie, see Lizzie Allmon. 

Elliott, Lucile, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, dau A. C, E., res B, m. 
Elliott, Mary, Mar. 5, 1893, ex, res B, m. 
Elliott, Emma E., Apr. 12, 1874, cert, trans 1875, Columbus Grove, 

Emerson, Chas. A., Nov. i, 1885, e^) s J. D. E., res Toledo, O., m. 
Emerson, George W., Dec. 31, 1882, cert, s of Moses E., of Chelsea, 

Vt., d July 26, 1897, ae 47. 
Emerson, Harold B., Apr. 18, 1897, ex, s G. W. E., res B, m. 
Emerson, Joe Stanley, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, s G. W. E., res B, m. 
Emerson, Laura B., see Laura B. Nichols. 
Emerson, Maria F., June 2, 1866, cert, wf Thomas Q. E., trans 

Apr. I, 1867, Rolla, Mo. 
Emerson, Lizzie, Mar. i, 1867, ex, dau T. Q. E., trans Mar. i, 

1867, Rolla, Mo. 
Emerson, Mary E., Jul}^ i, 1883, cert, dau Edward Allen of Phila- 
delphia, (s of Benj. of Eng.), wf J. D. E., res B, m. 
Emerson, Thomas Q., June 2, 1866, cert, trans Apr. i, 1867, Rolla, 

Emery, Emma M., see Emma M. Kerr. 
Emery, John R., Feb. 20, 1898, ex, farmer, s of Jacob Emery of 

Cambridge, Pa., res B, m. 
Emery, Mame H., Dec. 8, 1889, ex, dau Peter H. E., mr Frank 

GrifiSn, res B, m. 
Emer}-, Mary E., Jan., 1857, ex, dau Geo. and Jane (McKee) 

Anderson fr Lancaster, Pa., wf Peter H. E., res B, m. 
Emery, Mary Luella, Dec. 4, 1869, ex, dau John E., mr Jos. H. 

Wilson, M. D., res B, m. 


Emery, Jennie A., Mar. 4, 1876, ex, dau Peter H. E., res B, m. 

.- ^Mlj^fa^ Emer}^ James, June 12, 1869, cert, 

^^B^K^^ farmer, s of Peter and Mary 

^^^|H||^^ (Clements) E. of Cambridge, 

^^ *'|? W: ex, dau Arrow Smith near 

'-^^^ of Cambridge, Pa., d Aug. 8, 


1865, ae 37. 

Emery, Sallie M., Dec. 31, 1882, ex, dau Peter H. E., mr Edward 
W. Patterson, res B, m. 

Emery, M. D., W. Clayton, Dec. 31, 1882, ex. s Peter H. E., res 
Kenton. O 

Evison, Ora M., see Ora M. Hoge. 

Fahlgren, Fred W., Feb. 20, 1898, ex, res B, m. 

Fahlgren, Lina, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, wf F. W. F., res B, m. 

Fancher, Ann, Mar. 21, 1857, dau J. F. Fanclier, mr Jos. Davis, 
rem to Logan, O. 

Fancher, Marinda E., Mar. 21, 1857, dau J. F. F., mr prob Culber- 
son Elder Allen, res near Findlay, O. 

Fancher, Jane, May 15, 1847, ex, nee Marquis, mr first Mr. 
Park, second J. F. Fancher, d here Feb. 25, 1869, ae 65. 

Faris, Anna, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, dau Wm. D. F., res B, m. 

Faris, Ann, Jan. 13, 1837, cert fr P'orks of Wheeling, dau Arthur 
Morrison, wf John F. . d here Feb. 2, 1837, ae 26. 

Faris family — William Fari.s, of Scottish ancestry, was b in County Down, or 
Antrim, rem to Back Creek, Va., (now West Va.,) in 1763, d Aug. i or 2, 
1818, ae 84, Dorothea, his wf, d Jan. 3, 1804, both buried at Forks of 
Wheeling. Chn — John, Adam, William and David. John, (s of Wm.) 
came to America at age of 4 with his father; he mr Agnes Stewart. He 
and his brother were in the Revolutionary War and War of 181 2, elder, d, 
ae 80 His wf d ae 85; both are buried at Forks of Wheeling They had 
twelve children who had twelve large families, John, (s of John of Wm.) 
b at Forks of Wheeling Aug. 8, 1805, rem to near B in 1837, and d liere Oct. 
23, 1862. He is father of Rev. Salmon Coles, Harvey Ray, Mary EHzalieth, 
William D., John Stewart, Jas. Arthur, Andrew L,owrie Faris. 



Paris, Emma E., see Emma E. Nelson. 

Paris, Grizilla, Sept. i6, 1854, ex, dau John P., mr 1855, Geo. W. 
Marquis, trans, retd June 3, 1865, d Bellefontaine, O. , Sept. 
4, 1867, ae 33. 
Paris, Harvey Ray, Jan. 3, 1857, ex, s John P., was a member Co. 
D, 66th O. V. I,, in the Civil War, ae 24, din 1862, at Straus- 
burg, Va. 
Paris, James A., Mar. 5, 1870, ex, s John P., d May 30, 1874, ae 26, 
Paris, John, Jan. 13, 1837, cert fr Porks of Wheeling, elder, mr 
first Ann Morrison, second Martha Yates, d Oct. 23, 1862, 
ae 56. 
Paris, John Stewart, Nov, 27, 1868, ex, s John P., d here Aug. 8, 

1886, ae 40. 
Paris, Lowrie A., Mar. i, 1873, ^x, s John P., d here Peb. 20, 

1890, ae 39, 
Paris, Martha J., Jan 13, 1837, cert, nee Yates, d Peb. 20, 1884, ae 72. 
Paris, Mary E., Jan 3. 1857, ex, dau John P., mr R. L. Robb, M, 

D. , d here 1869, ae 39. 
Paris, Sarah P., May 16, 1847, ex, wf Samuel D. P., trans Lawr- 
ence, Kan., Sept. 10, 1859. 
Paris, Rosa, A. , Dec. 3, 1882, cert, 
dau Abraham Laport, wf W. D. 
P. , res B, m. 
Paris, Salmon C. , Sept. 16, 1854, ex, 
s John P., (see "Children of the 
Church. ") 
Paris, Samuel Davies, 1846, ex, s Wm. 
P. of Va., trans Lawrence, Kan., 
Sept. 10, 1859, d Clinton, Mo. 
Paris, Wm. D. , Sept. 20, 1861, ex, 
s John P., trans 1867 to Rushsyl- 
vania, retd 1877, res B, m, Supt. 
Home Dept. of Sunday-school. 
Parnham, Wm. H., Jan 3, 1857, ex, 
came f r Wooster, res Wooster, O. , 
was carriage maker, now farmer, 
Pich thorn, John A., Sept. i, 1868, 
cert, Agt. U. S. Express Co. here, d Jan., 1893, ae ab 50. 
Pichthorn, Maud, Dec. 8, 1895, cert, dau J. A. P. , res B, m. 


Pichthorn, Margaret A. , see Margaret A. Niven. 


Fleming, Hattie S. , Oct 23, 1898, cert, \vf Wm. A. P\ . res B, 111, 
Fleming, Wm. A., Oct. 23, 1898, cert, res B, m. 
Fletcher, Lizzie, June 2, 1895, cert fr Pa., lived in Pa., m. 
Flickinger, Edward, May i, 1877, cert, trans 1878, Sandusky, res 

Flickinger, Emma H. , May i, 1877, cert, dau Mrs. McColloch, 

trans 1878, Sandusky, d 1873, ae 33. 
Foos, John, Mar 5, 1876, ex, s Lewis F. of Middleburg, res B, m. 
Forbes, Elizabeth A. , May 3, 1862, cert fr Unity, Pa. , trans Chero- 
kee, 1863. 
Foster, Alexander, Dec. 7, 1899, ex, druggist, res B, m. 
Foster, Laura, Dec, 8, 1895, cert, res B, m. 
Fowle, Mary B. , Feb. 20, 1898, ex, wf R. F. , res B, m. 
Fowle, Ralph, Feb, 20, 1898, ex, res B, m. 
Frazer, Gilbert M., Mar. 4, 1888, ex, fr Cleveland, O., s Morgan 

F. of Nashville, O. , res B, m. 
Frazer, Inez, Mar. 4, 1888, ex, dau James Morrow of N. Lewis - 

burg, O., wf G. M. F., res B, m. 
Freer, Anna F. , Dec. 8, 1889, ex, dau R. F. , res B, m. 
Freer, Emma L. , Mar. i, 1891, ex, dau R. F. , mr Preston Taylor, 

res Middleburg, O. , m. 
Freer, Lawrence Calvin, Dec. 9, 1888, ex, farmer, s R. F. , res B, 

Freer, Mary L. , Mar. 7, 1897, cert, dau John and Maria Newell, 

wf L. C. P\ , res B, m. 
Freer, Nancy J., June 28, 1861, cert Zanesfield, dau J. A. Alex- 
ander, wf R. F. , res B, m. 
Freer, Richard, June 28, 1861, cert fr Zanesfield, farmer, d here 

May 2, 1877. 
Frey, Emily Kelsey, May 3, 1862, cert fr Sidney, O., dau Guy 

C. Kelsey, wf John F. , mr 1861, res B, m. 
Frey, Nettie Mary, Apr. 16, 1878, ex, dau John F. , mr Frank 

Dickinson, d 1895, ae 33. 
Fristoe, John H., Mar. 4, 1894,, cert fr Tiffin, merchant, retd to 

Fristoe, Grace, Mar. 4, 1894, cert fr Tiffin, retd to Tiffin. 
Fuller, Emily G. , Mar. 3, 1877, ex, dau Dr. S. W. P\, mr E. J. 

liowenstine, 1898, res B, m. 
Fuller, Frances M. , Mar. 3, 1856, cert fr Stoney Creek ch, nee 

Hull, wf Dr. vS. W. F., d in B Feb. 3, 1863, ae 36. 


Fuller, Mary Adelaide, Mar. 2, 1879, f^au S. W. F. , mr Dr. Fred 

Bell, res Aurora, 111. 
Fuller. Mary L. , see Mary L. Starr. 
Fuller, Mattie, Mar. 2. 1867, ex, dau Dr. F. mr Mr. Marshall, 

trans Apr. 3, 1877, to Gallon, d. 
Fuller, Fannie, F. , Sept. 7, 1873. ex. dau Dr. S. W. F., mr R. C. 

Bassett in Kan. 
Fuller, Patrick O.. Feb. 24, 1867. ex, s Dr. S. \V. F. , rem to 

Seneca, Kan. in 1872. 
Fuller, M. D. , Seth W. , May 3, 1856. cert fr Stoney Creek ch, s 

Seth and Hannah (dau Col, Fisher) F. of Mass., physician, 

res B. m. see chapter, "Elders." 
Fulton. M. D. . Abraham, June 2, 1866, cert physician, s Benj. F. 

of Canonsburg, Pa., see sketch — S. S. Supt. , d Feb. 14. 

1874, ae ab 60. 
Fulton. Lucretia P., June 2. 1866. cert fr Rushsylvania, dau W. H. 

Huntington of Zanesville, O. , \vf Dr. A. F, , trans 1883 Topeka 

Kan., see sketch under "Missions." 
Fulton, Mary M. , June 2. 1866. cert, dau Dr. A. F., mr Dr. 

Mitchell, trans Leavensworth. Kan., 1868, res Topeka. Kan. 
Funk, Cathrine, Dec. i, 1877, cert, dau Neddie Mason, wf 

Michael F. , d Mar. 11. 1888, ae ab 60. 
Funk, Sarah, Jan. 3, 1857. ex, trans Mar. 27. 1859. Lutheran ch. 

B. d. 
Galbreath, Anna R., Feb. 27. 1876. cert, dau Rev. \V. M. Gal- 
breath, mr Edward Bergen, trans, Apr, 1879. ^o Lima, O. , res 

near Lexington, Ky. 
Galbreath, John M. , Feb. 24, 1867. ex. Lieut, in Civil War. s Rev. 

W. M. G., d June 8, 1878, ae ab 40. 
Galbreath, Mary, see Mary Bergen. 
Gardner, Lsaac S. , Feb. 8, 1832. ex. merchant, trans to M. E. ch 

ab 1835, d B Jan., 1893, ae 85. 
Garvin, Chester N. . June 25. 1900. ex. res B. m. 
Gass. Alice, Mar. 8, 1867, ex. dau Samuel G. . d Apr. 21. 1870, ae 

ab 18. 
Gibson, Julia E. , Mar. 4. 1876. ex. dau Mr. G. , sister Mr.s. Berry 

Smith (?), res B, m. 
Giffin, Stephen, om, 1828, fr Cherokee ch, was originally fr Ire- 
land, taught school in a log house located where Kingsbury 

& Crockett's shop now stands, lived later near Huntsville, 

moved to Mich., carpenter, helped build the ch of 1828. 



Giffin, Mary, Feb. 11, 1832, ex, dau Stephen G. , rem to Mich. 

before mr. 
Giffin, Margaret, om, 1828, rem with husband, Stephen G. 
Giffin, Samuel W., Jan 13, 1837, cert fr Bath, Green Co., O., prob 
brother Stephen G., called "Lord" G., rem soon. 

Gillmore, Sarah, see Sarah Stevenson. 
Givens, Isabella, see Isabella Gunn. 
Glascow, Mary C, Feb. 28, 1888, cert 
fr Bellecenter, d here July i, 1891, 
ae ab 65. 
Goe, James B., Feb. 26, 1867, ex, s S. 
W. and Margaret G., Maj. in 
Spanish-American war, home 
Buffalo, N. Y. 
Goe, John G., Mar. 2, 1877, ex, s S, 
W. and Margaret G., d July 6, 
1888, ae ab 26. 
Goe, Margaret, Apr. 14, i860, ex, dau 
John McLaughlin, d here Dec. 20, 
1878, ae 51. 
Goe, S. Walker, Apr. 14, i860, ex, d 

here Nov. 10, 1875, ae 49. 
Goodlove, Matlie, June 13, 1880, cert 
fr Rushsylvania, dau John C. Walter, dis Ottawa, O. 
Goodwin, Sallie H,, see Sallie E. Kennedy. 
Gore, Lewis L., Nov. 29, 1885, ex, s Lewds G., unm. 
Gere, Sarah A., .see Sarah A. Nelson. 
Goulding, John, Sept. 12, 1897, cert, res B, m. 
Goulding, Ella, Sept. 12, 1897, cert, dau John G., res B, m. 
Goulding, Ann J., Sept. 12, 1897, cert, wf John G., res B, m. 
Graham, Emma R., see Emma R. McKinnon. 

Grandstaff, Margaret J., Dec. 10, 1864, dau and Nancy G., 

mr Henry Spahr, trans to Baptist ch, B, d Covington, Ky. 
Grandstaff, Nancy, June 10, 1864, cert fr Mt. Zion, Guernsey Co., 
O., dau Mr. Sutton, wf Mr. Grandstaff, trans Baptist ch, B. 
Grabiel, Jacob, Oct. 25, 1849, cert fr Rushsylvania, s Jacob G. of 
Utica, Licking Co., O., trans Sept. 16, 1858, to Rushsylvania, 
d near Walnut Grove. 
Grabiel, John, brother of Jacob, trans First Presbyterian ch, 
Rushsylvania, Sept. 16, 1858, d near Rushsylvania Apr. 15, 
1900, ae 84. 



Grabiel, Margaret, May 22, 1853, ex, sister John G., mr Dr. 

Roberts, moved West. 
Grabiel, Mary J., Dec, 4, 1887, cert, dau Zephiniah Westlake of 

Union Co., O., wf of Jacob G., d 1893, ae 72. 
Grabiel, Robert, Mar. 8, 185 1, cert, s John G. of Utica, O. 
Green, Mary Ann, Mar. 4, 1888, ex, dau Mr. Hoge of Va., wf Reu- 
ben V. G d in 1891 ae ab 40. 
Gregg, Harriet, May 25, 1850, ex, dau Rev. Geo. A. G., mr Jas. 

Akey, res Ft. Wayne, Ind. 
Gregg, Lizzie, dau Rev. Geo. A. G., mr Wm. Mackey, moved to 

Linn Co., Kan. 
Gregg, Maria C, Jan., 1857, ex, wf Rev. Geo. A. G., mr second. 

Jos. A. Marshall, d Joplin, Mo. 
Gregg, Roxie, June 7, 1868, cert, dau Mr. Olds of Vermont, wf 

Israel Gregg, trans 1869 to Kendleville, Ind. 
Griffin, Dr. A. E., Nov. 29, 1885, ex, s Harry G., of Hunter, Green 

Co., N. Y., dentist, in 87th O V. I. in the Civil War, trustee 

B schools several times, res B, m. 
Griffin, Elizabeth, Feb. 20, 1898, cert, dau Dr. A. E. G., res B, m. 
Griffin, Mame H., see Mame H. Emery. 
Griffin, Clara, Nov. 29, 1885, cert, dau Shadrack Reed of Danbury, 

Conn., wf Dr. A. E- G., res B, m. 
Griffin, Sarah B., see Sarah B. Stevenson. 

Grimes, Elizabeth, June 17, 1832, cert, Laurel Hill, Pa, wf Jas. G. 
Grimes, James, June 17, 1832, cert. Laurel Hill, Pa., s Benj. G. of 

Maryland, trans to W. Liberty. 
Grimes, Frank, Dec. 5, 1897, cert, s J. G., res B, m. 
Grimes, John, Dec. 5, 1897, cert, r> of John G. of Fayette Co., Pa., 

bro. of James G., res B, m. 
Grimes, Ruth, Dec. 5, 1897, cert, dau Mahlan K. Taylor fr Va., wf 

J. G., rcis B, m, 
Grubbs Anna, see Anna Sloan. 

Grubbs, Emiline, Feb. 12, 1893, ex, wf Ed. G., res B, m. 
Gunn, Isabella, Oct. i, 1831, dau John G., mr Mr. Givens near 

Roundhead, O., res near Kenton, O. 

Gunn, John, a siir\'eyor who came here before 1805 fr Canada, was the pro- 
prietor of the first tavern here, located ab two miles south of town. Was 
agent for the land on which Belleville was located and its leading spirit. 
Was chairman of one of the first meetings held in the new Presb^-terian 

ch, to which he \vas one of the largest subscribers. He mr Isabella 

who d before Mar , 183S. Chn — Walter, John, Robert, :\Tary Ann: mr first. 
Mr Murray; second, "Sir. Marmon, of Big Springs, O.; Maria, mr Robert 
McBeth; Isabella, mr Mr. Givens of Roundhead: and Margaret. 


Gunn, Ann, see Ann Murray. 

Gunn, John, Sept. 30, 1831, ex, d in B 1837-38. 

Gunn, Meriah, Sept. 30, 183 1, ex, dan John G., mr Robt. McBeth, 

Gunn, Isabella, Sept. 30, 1831, ex, wf John G., d B Mar., 1838. 

Guy, Lucy R., Mar. i, 1867, cert, wf G., bro. Chas. G., rem. 

Gwynn, Gertie A., Aug. 9, 1877, ex, dau Robt. and Mary A. G., d 

unm Aug. 12, 1877, ae 20. 
Gwynn, Mary A., Mar. 13, 1867, ex, mr first Robt. Gwynn, sec- 
ond Mr. Schell, third Philip Herzberg, d B June 14, 1900. 
Gwynn, Nancy, Sept. 14, 1837, cert, Cadiz, O., dau Rebecca Mul- 
len, wf John (?) G., d B ab 1845, ae ab 30. 
Gwynn, R. Josephine, Dec. i, 1877, ex, dau Robt. and Mary A. G., 

mr Wm. L. McKee, d June 3, 1887. 
Hall, F. D., Jan. 3, 1857, ex, trans W. Liberty. 
Hall, Martha J., Jan. 3, 1857, cert, wf F D. H., trans W. Liberty. 
Hall, Mary F., Mar. 21, 1857, mr G. Bateman, trans 1863, W. 

Hamilton, Carrie A., see Carrie A. McCracken. 
Hamilton, Ernest M., Apr. 5, 1887, cert fr Zanesfield, att'y at law, 

s Jas G H., res B. m. 
Hamilton, Fred B., Feb. 4, 1900, ex, s J. M. H., »es B, m, 
Hamilton, Harold E., Feb. 20, 1888, ex, s J. M. H., res B, m. 
Hamilton, John M., Dec. 2, 1871, cert fr Zanesfield, att'y at law, s 

Jas. G. H., trans 1872, Zanesfield, retd 1880, res B, m. 
Hamilton, Mabel Louise, Nov. 6, 1892, ex, dau J. M. H., res B, m. 
Hamilton, Alice N., Dec. 2, 187 1, cert, dau Jas G. H., trans 1876, 

Zanesfield, retd Mar. 2, 1884, res B, m. 
Hamilton, Lsabella, Mar. 5, 1893, cert fr Zanesfield, dau Jas. G. H,, 

mr Wm. Purdem, Kokomo, Ind. 
Hamilton, Amanda N , Dec. 5, 1897, cert, Zanesfield, dau Jae. G. 

H., res B, m. 
Hamilton, Lsabella, Dec. 2, 1871, cert, dau John McLanghlin, wf 

Jas. G. H., trans 1872, Zanesfield, retd, res B, m. 
Hamilton,, see Louisa Kalb. 

Hamilton, Pauline B., Aug. 26, 1865, cert, d Apr. 3, 1866. 
Hamilton, Robert M., Apr. 18, 1897, ex, s E. M. H., res B, m. 
Hamilton, Willis R., Dec. 2, 1871, cert, Zanesfield, s Jas. G. H., 

trans 1872, Zanesfield, retd ab 1880, res Cincinnati. 

Hamilton, James Ciillispee, .s Robt. H., b Grteii Co , O , i«2S, came to E I^iberty 
ab 1S32 present res B, farmer. 


Hammie, Mary, Dec. 9, 1888 cert, trans to Wesleyan Methodist ch, 

Hammond, Gertrude, res Toledo, O., m, 

Hancock, Harriet, Nov. 26, 1858, cert, Mansfield, O,, trans Jan. 30. 

i860, Ft. Wayne, Ind. ^ 

Hannum, Clara, Mar. 4, 1876, cert, d unm 1888, ae 38. 
Hannum, Mrs. M, E,, Mar. 4, 1876, cert, res Altoona, Pa. 
Harbaugh, David L., Mar. i, 1867, ex, trans 1869, to London, O., 

rem to Iowa and d there. 
Harner, Abraham R., Sept. 5, 1885, cert, s John and Elizabeth 

(Emery) H, an elder of Lancaster Co , Pa., d Feb. 11, 1895, 

ae 76, 
Harner, Chas. B., Nov. 2, 1890, cert, Norvvalk, O., s Peter H. of 

W. Liberty, res B, m. 
Harner, Harry B., Nov. i, 18S5, ex, s A. R. H., rem to Lutheran 

ch, res B. 
Harner, Geo. S., Nov. 2, 1890, ex, s A. R. H., trans Rushsylvania 

ch, res B. 
Harner, Helen H., June 4, 1893, cert fr Norwalk, O., dau Daniel 

Stinchcomb, wf Chas. B, H., res B, m. 
Harner, Gertrude, Mar. 7, 1897, ex. 
Harner, Olivia, May 14, 1887, cert, Millerstown, Pa., wf A. R. H., 

res Philadelphia. 
Harshfield, Minerva, Dec. 23, 1894, cert, wf Oscar H., res B, m. 
Hartley, Aaron, Apr. 14, i860, ex, s Dr. Hartley, d in Chattanooga, 

Tenn., in 1865, ae 24. 
Hatcher, Rachel, dau James Byers, wf Thos, H., trans 1866, 

Mechanicsville, Iowa. 
Hatcher, Thomas, May 3, 1862, ex, fr Rushsylvania, trans 1866, to 

Mechanicsville, Iowa. 
Hawley, Clarence H., Sept. 4, 1869, cert, druggist, s H. H., d Mar. 

26, 1876, ae 27. 
Hawley, Harvey, Sept. 4, 1869, cert, druggist, d Oct. 4, 1869, ae 44. 
Hawley, Lizzie, Sept. 4, 1869, cert, dau H. H., res Columbus, O. 
Hawdey, Anna, May 28, 1876, ex, dau H. H., res Columbus, O. 
Hawley, Sarah J., Sept. 4, 1869, cert, wf H., d here Feb. 13, 1878,, 

ae 55. 
Hawley, Wm. G., Sept, 4, 1869, cert, druggist, s Harvey H., trans 

1873, Troy, O., retd Feb., 1876, d here Feb. 20, 1876, ae 24. 
Hawthorn, Agnes, Dec. 8, 1889, cert fr N. Y., res B., m. 
Hawthorn, Anna, Dec. 8, 1889, cert, teacher^ dau Agnes H., resB, m. 


Hawthorn, Christina, Dec. 8, 1889, cert, dau Agnes H., mr Dr. A. 

C. Wallace, now U. P. ch, B. 
Hawthorn, Eliza \V., see Eliza W. McCoy. 

Hayes, Emma B., Sept. 2, 1882, cert fr N. J., wf H. C. H., res B, m. 
Hayes, Henry C, Mar. 5, 187 1, ex, s Oden H., res B, m. 
Hemphill, John, om, 1828, rem to Cherokee Run 1829, cert, thence 

to Miami ch, 1835. 
Hemphill, Mrs., wf John adm to occasional communion, om, 

1828, rem to Cherokee Run 1829, cert, thence to Miami ch, 

Hemphill, Lucinda, see Lucinda Park. 
Hemphill, John L., Apr. 21, 1836, cert from Pleasant Valley, O., 

d ab 1870, very old. 
Hemphill, Eleanor, om Bellecenter ch, 1852, wf John L. H., adm 

by cert fr Pleasant Valley, this Co., d Bellecenter ab i860, 

very old. 
Henderson, Anna Bell, Sept. 29, 1861, ex, dau Robt. H., mr Mr. 

Mosgrove of Cincinnati, O., trans Feb. 23, 1866, res Mo. 
Henderson, Levi, Feb. 28, 1867, cert fr W. Liberty, tinner, trans 

1870 to Grass Lake, Mich. 
Henderson, Mary H., Feb. 28, 1867, cert fr W. Liberty, wf L. H., 

trans to Grass Lake, Mich, d in Mich. 
Henderson, Margaret, Apr. 4, 1847, cert, Utica, O., dau Mr. De- 

witt of Jefferson Co., O., wf Robt. H., rem Kewanee, 111., trans 

1867, Burns, 111. 
Henderson, Robert, Apr. 4, 1847, cert, Utica, O., b Penn., elder in 

Utica and B, d B July 8, 185 1, ae 39. 
Henderson, Sarah J., Jan. 21, 1858, ex, dau R. H., mr David 

Anderson (62), trane Burns, 111., Dec. 30, 1867, res Kewanee, 111. 
Henry, Emily, see Emily Robb. 
Henry, George A., Sept. 20, 1861, ex, s Joel H., Geo. H. of Rapi- 

dan, Va., was father of Joel Wm. H., of Logan Co., 1808, and 

Nancy mr Rev. Geo. McCoUoch. 
Henry, lola P., Feb. 24, 1878, ex, dau Geo. H,, mr Samuel Tharp, 

res near Zanesfield. 
Henry, Sarah Eva, Sept. 4, 1881, ex, dau G. A. H., res B, m. 
Hieald, Ruth, Mar. 12, 1876, ex, dau Mr. Hieald of Wales, mr Geo. 

Kerr, res B, m. 
Herzberg, Mary A , see Mary A. Gwynn. 


Herzberg, Philip, Mar. 6, 1881, ex, fr Germany, d Feb. 7, 1888, ae 

ab 50. 
Hitchcock, Joel, June 16, 1849, cert, oabinet-maker and under- 
taker, trans to and d in W. Liberty. 
Hitchcock, Malta, June 16, 1849, cert, wf J. H., trans to and d in 

W. Liberty. 
Hoffner, Edith, Dec. 9, 1899, ex, d H. H., res B, m. 
Hoffman, Matilda, May 2, 1867, ex, mr Mr. Timberlake, trans to 

Cincinnati, O., 1868. 
Hoffner, Effie, see Effie McLaughlin. 
Hoffner, Harry, Nov. 15, 1885, ex, dis Sidney, retd Nov. 16, 1899, 

res B, m. 
Hoffner, Lester G., Dec. 9, 1899, res B, m. 

Hoge, Estelle, Feb. 24, 1867, ex, dau Jesse H., mr J. Q. A. Camp- 
bell, res B, m. 
Hoge, Ora M., Mar. 7, 1875, ex, dau Jesse H., mr Samuel Evison 

of Anderson, Ind., trans 1878, Anderson, Ind., d Jan., 1879, in 

New York. 
Hoge, Solomon G,, Mar. 29, 1857, ex, trans Dec. 2, 1894. Kenton. 
Hollingsworth, Sallie, see Sallie Smith. 
Holmes, Anna, Oct. 23, 1898, ex, wf Chas. P. H., trans Cleveland 

Mar, I, 1900. 
Holmes, Chas. P., Oct., 23, 1898, ex, trans Cleveland Mar. i, 1900. 
Hover, John C, Mar. 9, 1899, cert Huntsville, s Geo., res B, m. 
Hover, Carrie S., Mar. 9, 1899, cert, Huntsville, O., wf J. C. H., res 

B, m. 
Hover, John, Feb. 11, 1832, ex, fr Cherokee, s of Peter of Mercer 

Co., Pa., 1823, farmer, rem to Cherokee Run 1832, ab 1835 to 

Warsaw, Ind., d. 
Hover, Lloyd Henry, Feb. 20, 1888, ex, res B, m. 
Hover, Martha, Feb. 11, 1832, ex, Cherokee, dau John H., d 1832, 

ae 17. 
Hover, Jane N., Mar. 4, 1877, ex, trans 1881, to Wapakoneta, O. 
Hover, Margaret, Feb. 11, 1832, ex, fr Cherokee, wf John H., rem 

ab 1835 nefir Warsaw, Ind. 
Hover, Margaret K., see Margaret K. McCracken, 
Howard, Lovina, Dec. 2, 1883, cert, wf L. A. H. 
Howard, Lysander A., Dec. 2, 1882, cert, machinist. 
Howell, Julia Ann, om, 1828, rem Cherokee Run ch, 1831, Miami 

ch 1835. 
Howenstine, Emily G., see Emily G. Fuller. 


Howenstine, Martha Blanche, Mar. i, 1891, ex, dau E. J. H., res 

B, m. 
Howenstine, Effie, see Effie Armstrong. 
Howenstine, E. J., Mar. 5, 1875, cert, s Jacob H., b (New Carlisle, 

Pa., Bucyrus 1835, B 1866, d 1871, ae 61,) res B, m. 
Howenstine, Martha, Mar. 7, 1874, cert, dau Dr. Samuel Stough of 

Gambier, O., mr Henry Willis, trans 1876, Waterloo, Ind , res 

Waterloo, Ind. 
Howenstine, Mary D., Mar. 7, 1875, ex, dau J. H. Defrees, wf E. 

J. H., d June 14, 1885. 
Howenstine, Martha Ella, Mar. 6, 1870, ex, dau Jacob H., mr Alex 

W. Miller, second, G. W. Hamilton, D. D., trans to U. P. 

ch, B, res Piqua. 
Hubbard, Josephine, Oct, 23, 1898, ex, dau Thos. H., res B, m. 
Hubbard, Margaret, Dec. 17, 1851, cert, dau Robt. Newell, wf 

Oren Hubbard, d here Oct. i, 1857, ae 65. 
Hubbard, Martha Ellen, Dec. 17, 1851, cert, dau John McCracken, 

wf W^m. H., trans 1867 to Bucyrus, retd Feb. 13, 1876, d Dec. 

14. 1B97. 
Hubbard, Mary, Mar. 25, 1894, cert, res B, m. 
Huber, Cathrine, Jan 3, 1857, ex, dau Jos. H., mr David Beal, rem 

to Ind. 
Huber, John M., Mar. 21, 1857, ex, s Jos. H., of Badin, Ga., res B. 
Huber, ^Margaret, Feb. 2, 1856, cert fr Lutheran ch., dau Jos. H., 

mr Samuel H. Apple, trans July 11, 1859, Lutheran ch, res 

Bloomington, 111. 
Huber, Sarah C, see Sarah C. More. 

Humphrey, Cathrine, nee Callender, wf Joseph H., res B, m. 
Humphrey, Effie, see Effie AUmon. 
Humphreys, Jane, Jan. 23, 183 1, cert fr Yellow Springs, Green Co., 

O., wf John H., Jr. 
Humphreys, Jr., John, Jan. 23, 183 1, cert fr Yellow Springs, Green 

Co., O. 
Huston, Dr. Wm. H., Nov. 30, 1872, cert, s Robt. H., of DeGraff, 

trans 1874, Scipio, Ind., and d there. 
Huston, Wm. H., Mar. 14, 1900, cert, DeGraff, res B, m. 
Huston, James, d Nov. 29, 1872, ae 79. 
Huston, Jane, June 16, 1849, cert, dau Robt. H., trans 1875, Spring 

Huston, Sally, nee Campbell, wf Jas. H., d here. 



Huston, John A., Mar. 7, 1874, ex, trans 1877, Seymour, Ind. 
Huston, Nannie A., June 12, 1869, ex, dau Robt. H., mr Mr. 

Zeigler, d Aug. 12, 1872. 
Huston, Senia L., Nov. 30, 1872, cert, 

trans 1872, Scipio, Ind. 
Huston, Sarah J., Mar. 14, 1900, cert, 

DeGraff, wf Wm. H. H., res B, m. 
Huston, Susan H., Mar. 14, 1900, cert, 

DeGraff, dau W. H. H., res B, m. 
Huston, Robert, June 16, 1819, cert, 

s Paul H. an elder of the Spring 

Hill ch, trans 1875 to Spring Hill, 

O., res Nebraska. 
Huston, Sarah, June 16, 1849, cert, 

dau Wm. Campbell, wf Robt. H., 

sister Jas. Campbell, d in Neb. 

Dec. 26, 1879, ae 66. 
Hu.ston, William H., Feb. 11, 1866, ex, 

s Robert, trans 1868, Rushsyl- 

Hutchins, Louisa, Feb. 27, 1867, ex, 

Hutchins, d June 24, 1883. ae ab 32. 
Hutchins, Elizabeth Jane, Feb. 27, 1867, ex, fr Indiana, dau of Mr. 

Sandford of Indiana, wf Thos. L- H.. res B, m. 
Irian, Mrs., Aug. 21, 1853, ex, prob Arian, wfWm. Arian a cooper, 

Irwin, Alice M., Feb. 24, 1867, ex, dau Geo. I., mr Rev. D. O. 

Ghormley, Moscow, Idaho, see sketch. 
Irwin, Edgar C, Nov. 29, 1S85, ex, s Wm., (s James of Ireland), 

trans to Huntsville, where he lives. 
Irwin, James, Aug 20, 1836, ex, d here ab i860. 
Irwin, George, Oct. 25, 1849, ex, fr Uniontown, O., trans to Chero- 
kee where he was made ruling elder, d in 1859. 
Irwin, Mary, dau Samuel Hover of Huntsville, wf Bentley I., rem. 
Irwin, Mary E., Dec. 8, 1895, cert, wf Frank I., res B, m. 
Irwin, Mrs., prob mr Geo. I., rem to Cherokee, rem 1833, Miami 

ch ib35. 
Irwin, Sarah, see Sarah Watson. 

Jacobs, Edna, Mar. 4, 1894, ex, dau Robt. J., res B, m. 
Jacobs, Catharine, Feb. 20, 1898 ex, dau of Solomon Johnston, wf 

Robt. J., res B, m. 


dau Thos. H., mr Mr. 



Jacobs, Ida, Feb. 2o, 1898, ex, dau Mr. Smith, wf O. D. J., res B, m. 
Jacobs, Orville D., Feb. 20, 1898, ex, s Robt. J., res B, m. 

Jamison, Crosby M., Sept. 2, 1876, 
cert, s Samuel J., trans 1882, to 

Jamison, James, Feb. 16, 18S5, cert fr 
E. Liberty, s Andrew and Mary 
(McFadden) J., of Monaghan Co., 
Ireland; he was an elder of the 
E. Liberty ch, d Apr. 14, 1895, 
ae 87. 

Jamison, Alice, Feb. 16, 1885, dau J. 
J., mr Jos. W. Weaver, res B, m. 

Jamison, Emma F., Mar. 12, 1876, ex, 
wf C. M. J., trans Bucyrus 1882. 

Jamison, Elizabeth, Feb. 16, 1885, cert 
fr E. Liberty, dau Alexander ]Mc- 
Crary of E. Liberty, O., wf J. J., 
d here Apr. 6, 1900. 

Jennings, James T., Feb. 24, 1867, cert 


fr Kenton, railroad man, rem to Texas. 
Johnson, Addie, see Addie Miller. 
John.ston, Catharine, June 25, 1857, ex, 

dau Warren Harris fr Richland 

Co., O., wf Robt. Johnston, d 

July 25, 1872, ae 71. 
Johnson, F. N. July 19, 1899, cert fr 

W. Liberty, res B, m. 
Johnston, Frank Case, Feb. 2, 1898, 

ex, s A. M. J., res B, m. 
Johnston, Frankie L., Dec. 21, 1888, 

ex, wf Ben S. Johnston, res B, m. 
Johnson, Jennie D., July 19, 1899, cert 

fr W. Liberty, res B, m. 
Johnston, Louisa J., Feb. 20, 1898, ex, 

dau A. M. Johnston, res B, m. 
John.ston, Mary A., June 14, 1851, 

cert, wf Solomon J. rem to Mich., 

John.son, C. B., Mar. 6, 1887, cert, wf C 
Johnston, Ben S., Feb 5, 1888, s of Robt 


B. J., rem to Huntsville. 
F. (s William)]., res B,m. 



Johnston, Delia, Feb. 5, 1888, cert, dau K. V. Arnett of West 

Jefferson, O., \vf Robert T. J., res B, m. 
Johnston, Sarah Jane, Mar. 25, 1858, dau Robert J., d here unm 

Mar 2, 1872, ae 34. 
Jones, Gameliel B., Feb. 11, 1866, ex, s Philander J., trans 1867 to 

Atchison, Kan., d. 
Jones, Letitia, Aug. 30, 1856, dau Philander J., d Dec. 7, 1886. 
Jones, Milton H., Mar. 28, 1875, ex, s Philander J., d young Apr. 

27, 1^75. 
Jones, iMinnie, Mar. 2, 1879, ^^i ^ Philander J., res Denver. 
Jones, Philander, Aug. 30, 1856, cert fr Licking Co., O., mr Jane, 

dau Samuel Braden, d in Sandusky, O. 1899. 
Jones, Sarah Elizabeth, Sept. 29, 1861, ex, dau Ben B. IMcClure, wf 

Philander J., d here ab 1885. 
Jordan, Clara Viola, Sept. 6, 1885, ex, dau Jas. Jordan, res B, ni. 
Jordan, Mary, Mar. 13, 1867, ex, wf Jas. Jordan, res B, m. 
Kalb, A. Clem, see 4. Clem Powell. 

Kalb, Edgar W., Mar. 4, 1888, ex, merchant, s Dr. K., res B, m. 
Kalb, Geo. B., Jan. 2, 1881, ex, s Dr. K., physician Erie, Pa. 
Kalb, Lewis P., Feb. 20, 1898, ex s E. \V. K., res B, m, 
Kalb, Mary, Dec. 31, 1882, ex, dau of Dr. K., mr Dr. Richards, 

Jeddo, Pa. 
Kalb, Louisa, Nov. 30, 1872, ex, dau Dr. K., mr John M. Hamil- 
ton, res B, m. 
Kalb, Anna M., 1865, ex, dau Jas. 
Stevenson, wf Albert K., first 
couple mr in the new ch Dec. 29, 
1874, trans 1876, Raymore, Mo., 
res Parkville, Mo. 
Kalb, Mary E., Dec. 5, 1863, cert 
fr Circleville, dau of Geo. and 
Margaret Bigham of Hamilton, 
Ohio, wf of Dr. K., res B, m. 
Kaler, Nancy, June 16, 1832, cert fr 
Union ch, Rockingham Co., Va., 
prob wf John K., rem to Cherokee 
Run 1835. 
Kaufman, Frank L. Mar. 2, 1867, cert, 

s James K., res Columbus, Ohio. 
Kautzman, Ola F., Apr. iS, 1897, cert. 
ANNA T. KELLER. dau Maj \V . K., res B, m. 






Kautzman, M. F., Apr. iS. i 97, dau Geo. :M3-ers. wf Maj. W. 

K., rCvS B, ni. 
Kautzman, Worthington, Apr. i.S. 
1897, cert fr Lutheran ch, s Ber 
nard K., Maj 2nd O. V. I., Span- 
ish-American War, res B, m. 
Kautzman, Roy W., Feb. 20, i(S98, ex, s 

Maj. W. K., res B, m. 
Kaylor, Henry, prob s of John, Rock- 
ingham Co., Va 
Kaylor, Jane, wf of Henry K. 
Kaylor, Mary M., see Mary M. Mc- 

Keller, Herman B., Apr. 18, 1897, cert, 

s R. B K., res B, m. 
Keller, Ida A., Apr. 18, 1897, cert, 
dau R. B, K., mrGuy C. Odor, res 
B, m. 
Keller, Anna T., Apr. 18, 1897, cert, 

dau Mahlon K. Taylor, wf R. B. K., res B, m. 
Keller, Reuben B., Apr. 18, 1897, cert fr Lutheran ch, s Sebastian 

K. of Clark Co., O., see "Elders," 
res B, m. 
Kemper, Maggie, see Maggie McCoy, 
Kennedy, Eliza G., (Dade) Nov. 29, 
1885, ex, dau Gen, Robt. P. K., 
res B, m. 
Kennedy, Frank D., Aug. 31, 1878, 
cert, s J. R. K., d July 30, 1894, 
ae 28. 
Kennedy, Harry N., Nov. 29, 1885, 

ex, res B, m, 
Kennedy, Isaac G., Sept., 1889, cert, 

res Dayton, m. 
Kennedy, Jeannette, see Jeannette 

Kennedy, John R., Aug. 31, 1878, 
cert, b in Askaton, Co. Limerick, 
Ireland, merchant and under- 
taker, came to Urbana, O., ab 1846, to B ab 1861, d Mar. 2, 
1895, ae 54. 







Kennedy, John T., Aug. 31, 1878, cert, res B, ni. 
Kennedy, Mary E., see Mary E. Patterson. 

Kennedy, Mar}- Jeannette, Sept. 6. 
1885, ex, dau J. R. K., res B, m. 

Kennedy, Emma C, Dec. 9, 1891, 
cert fr Wabash, Ind,, nee Cowgill, 
wf Gen R. P. K., res B, m. 

Kennedy, Sallie E., Feb. 24, 1867, ex, 
dau W. G. K., mr Orrie Goodwin, 
res Chicago. 

Kenned}', William G., Jan. 12, 1850, 
ex, fr Hagerstown, Md., mer- 
chant and banker, s Jas. K,, elder, 
d Mar. 5, 1862, ae 62. 

Kernan, Katie, Mar. 12, 1876, ex, dau 
James K., mr Henry Whitworth, 
d 189S. 

Kerr, Andrew, Apr. i, 1848, ex, farmer, s of John K., (15) d unm 

Jan. 22, 1895, ae 74, res B, m. 
Kerr, Ann Lou, Dec. 31, 1882, ex, dau Thos. L. K., (43) res Buff- 
alo, N. Y. 
Kerr, Annie L., Feb. 24, 1867, ex, dau James K., (23) mr Johnson 

Arnold, res Emporia, Kan. 
Kerr, Arthur Ro}^ Feb. 20, 1898, ex, s Robt. S. K., (49) res B, m, 
Kerr, Bell M., Mar. 5, 1882, cert, dau John A. K., wf George s 

John C. K., (37) d in Aurora ab 1889, ^^ ^b 38. 
Kerr, Bessie Mame, June 3, 1899, ex, dau Robt. S. K., (49) res B, m. 
Kerr, Catharine, ab 1849, dau James K., (17) mr Marshall Odor, d 

B Jan. 10, 1897, ae 68. 
Kerr, Charlotte E., June 3, 1866, ex, dau Kenton Carter, wf David 

P. K., (61) res Rushsylvania. 
Kerr, Clarissa, ab 1842, dau John K., (15) d 1847, ae ab 24. 
Kerr, David M., Apr. i, 1848, ex, s James K., (17) rem ab 1848, to 

Cadiz, O., merchant. 
Kerr, David P., Jan. 3, 1857, ex, s William K., (18) res Rushsyl- 

Kerr, Dora M., Mar. 20, 1885, ex, dau Wm. W^ylie K. s Thomas, 

(24) mr Geo. Maison, res B, m. 
Kerr, Dr. John N., June 2, 1877, cert, s John C. K., (37) res 

Adrian, O. 


Kerr, Eliza Jane, adin ab 1839, ^^^^ William K., (18' mr Smith 
Edmundson, d June, 1850, ae 31. 

Kerr, Eliza Jane, July 24, 1858, ex. 

Kerr, Elizabeth, Feb. 24, 1866, ex, dau Henry Stamats of Round- 
head, wf Patterson R. K., (48) trans to Bellecenter, res Lima. 

Kerr, Elizabeth, Apr. 21, 1836, nee White, fr Beach Springs, mr 
William K., ( 18) d July, 1837. 

Kerr, Ella M., Mar. 7, 1874, ex, dau Morrison K., (46) mr Philo 
Martin, res Buffalo, N. Y. 

Kerr, En:ma May, Mar. 2, 1876, ex, dau Morrison K., (46) mr Dr, 
Clayton Emery, res Kenton. 

Kerr, Eva E., see Eva E. Moore. 

Kerr, Florence M., Nov. 29, 1885, ex, dau Jos. W. K., (42) res 
B, m. 

Kerr family — The Kerrs here have the following ancestral line, part being 
traditional, (i) Walter (?) Kerr rem fr Scotland ab 1707 to Eondonderry, 
Ireland, and thence his sons, (2) Robert, (3) John and (4) David all came 
to Philadelphia in the spring of 180S. All settled in Camden, N. J., John 
going to Ga. later. 

David, (4) second generation, moved to York, now Adams Co, Pa., on or 

before 1740; he married Isabella , who d there in 1759. Children 

(5) John, (6) Josiah, and (7) George. 

John, (5) third generation, (s of David) born ab 1715, married Martha , 

res near Gettysburg, Pa., d there 1759 leaving children, (S) George, (9) 
William, (10) John, (11) Samuel, (12) James, (13) Thomas, (14) Andrew. 

James, (12) fourth generation, (s John of David) born 17,52, mr Agnes Canick, 
tailor, elder, moved fr Gettysburg to .Short Creek Tp., Harri.son Co., O., 
1805, d 1825, Mrs. Agnes d 1836, ae 84. Children, (15) John, (16) Mary, (17) 
James, (18) William, (19) Martha, (20) Jane, (21) Eliza, (22) Samuel. 

John, (15) fifth generation, (s James of John of David) b 1777, mr first Rachel 
McKee, second Martha Wylie, shoemaker, came here 1836, d 1842, ae 65 
Children, (23) James, mr Jane McCracken; (24) Thomas, mr Nancy 
Cobain (31); (25) Susan, mr Samuel Cobain; (26) Nancy, (27) John, mr 
Mary Ballard; (28) Mary Jane, (29) Andrew, (30) Clarissa. 

Maiy, (16) (dau James of John of David), mr John Cobain, children, (31) 
Nancy, (32) John, (33) Mary, (34) Samuel, (35) Rachel, (36) Jane. 

James, (17) (s James of John of David), b Nov., 1778, mr first Catherine Duff, 
second Martha Morrison who d 1895, ae 95; d 1846, ae 67, farmer, elder. 
Children, (37) John C, (38) James D., (39) William, (40) George, (41) 
Margaret, mr Jos. .Stevenson; (42) Jo.seph W., mr Mary A. Collins; (43) 
Thomas E., mr Mary McCracken; (44) David M.; by second wf. (45) Catha- 
rine, mr Marshall Odor; (46) Morri.son, mr Mary McEaughlin; (47) Samuel, 
(48) Patterson R., mr Elizabeth Stamats; (49) Robert S., mr Mary Niven; 
(50) Wylie, died joung; (51) Jennie. 

William, (18) (s Jame.s of John of David), b 1883, mr first Elizabeth Carnick, 
first cou.sin; second Belsy White, third .Susan Anderson, d here 1852, ae 69. 
Children, (52) Molly, (53) Samuel, (54) Nancy, mr .Samuel Cobain (34); 
(55) Margaret, (56) James, (57) F^liza Jane, mr Smith Edmund.son; by 

second wf, (58) Thomas W., mr .Samantha ; [59] William P., mr 

Hettie Dailey; [Ao] John K., mr Nancy NeLson; [61] David P., mr Char- 
lotte Carter; by third wf, [62] Mony A. 

Martha, [19] mr Thomas Morrow. 

Jane, [20] mr David Duff. 

Elizabeth, [21] mr William Yates. Children, Marj', Andrew, Martha and 

Samuel, [22J mr first Ann Smith, .second Agnes Hamilton. Children, Rev. 
Robert, P)llen, Joseph, Nancy, Mary, James (f of Rev. David R.,) Sarah, 
Margaret, Rev. Samuel and Thomas A. 




Kerr, George, Sept. i, 1SS9. cert, s James K., (40) res B, m. 

Kerr, Harry S., Nov. i, 1885, ex, s 

Robt. S. K., (49) res B. m. 
Kerr, James, Apr. 21. 1836, cert fr 
Beach Springs, Harrison Co., O., 
s James K., (12) d Aug. 30, 1846, 
ae 67, elder. 
Kerr, James, ab 1838, s John K., (15) 

d Oct. 3, 1888. ae 81. 
Kerr. James, ab 1840, s \Vm. K , {18) 

d Aug. 30, 1846, ae 67. 
Kerr, James, Jan. 12, 1850, cert. 
Kerr, James D., Mar. 5, 1882, s Jos. 

W. K , (42) res B, m. 
Kerr, Jane, Jan. 12, 1850, cert, dau 
John McCracken, (2) wf James 
K., (23) d B Apr. 22, 1888, ae 69. 
Kerr, Jennie, adm 1862, dau James K., 
(17) res B, m. 
Kerr, John, adm Apr. i. 183S, cert fr Beach Springs, s James K., 

( 12) d Aug. 15, 1842, ae 65, farmer. 
Kerr, John, May 22, 1853, ex, rem 

Clinton, 111 , Oct. 10. 1859. 
Kerr, John, adm ab 1840, s (15), res 
3 miles north of B, d Sept. 6, 1899. 
Kerr, John A., Dec. 22. 1854, ex, s 
Thomas K., (24; d Bloomington, 
111., 1897, ae 62. 
Kerr, John Knox, Mar. 25, 1850 ex, 
s Wm. K., ( 18) d B Sept. 24, 1894. 
ae 66, farmer. 
Kerr, Joseph W., (42) Dec. 2, 1898, 
cert fr Huntsville, had joined 
Cherokee cli 1845, res B, m. 
Kerr, Martha, Apr. 21, 1836, cert, nee 
Morrison, wf James K., (17) d 
here Mar. 19, 1895. 
Kerr, Mary L., (62) Jan. 3, 1857, ex, 

d Wm. K., (18) d unm B Feb. 27, 1879, ^^ 4v^- 
Kerr, Margaret B., Mar. 2, 1879, ex, dau Morrison K., {46 mr Dr. 


Babcock, d Buffalo, Mar., 1894, ae 2^. 



Kerr. Martha, Apr. 21, 1836, cert, nee Wiley, wf of John K., (15) 

d Nov. S, 1S51, ae 67. 
Kerr, Martha M., Dec. 22, 1854, ex, dau Thos. W. K., (58) mr 

Geo. Wood, trans Clinton, 111. and d there Sept. 27, 1859. 
Kerr Mary Ann, ab 1845, dau James Collins, mr Jos. W. K., (42) 

d here Jan. 28, 1896, ae 70. 
Kerr, Morrison, Aug. 19, 1848, ex, s James K., (17) rem to Buffalo 

ab 1883, commission merchant. 
Kerr, Mary Jane, adm ab 1842, dau John K., (15) d ab 1844, unm. 


Kerr, Mary Ann, June 12, 1852, dau John McCracken, (2) mr 

Thomas L. K. (43) 1850, d Dec. 4, 1891, ae 61. 
Kerr, Mar\', June 12, 1852, cert, dau John McLaughlin, mr Mor- 

ri.son K., (46) d Buffalo Mar., 1898, ae 65. 
Kerr, Mary A., see Mary A. Niven. 
Kerr, Selina, May 26, 1880, cert, dau Silas Ballard of Mason, W'ar- 

ren Co., O., mr Wm. Wylie K., (s Thomas K. 24) res B, m. 
Kerr, Nancy, Apr. 21, 1836, cert fr Beach Springs, dau John 

Cobain, (see No. 16) wf Thomas K., (24) rem Cherokee Run 

eh 1837, d Feb. 10, 1850, ae 47. 



Kerr, Nancy, ab 183S, dau John K., (15) d here 1S69, unni, ae 68, 

Kerr, Nancy C see Nancy C. Nelson. 

Kerr, Patterson R., Dec. 22, 1854, cert Martinsburg, O., s James 

K., (17) trans 1870, Bellecenter, O., res Lima, O 
Kerr, Rachel Ann, Mar, 21, 1857, ex, dau Thomas K., {24) res 

B, m. 
Kerr, Robert S., Jan. 3, 1857, ex, sheriff, s James K., (17) res 

B, m. 


Kerr, Ruth, see Ruth Hieald- 

Kerr, Samantha J., Apr. 18, 1852, cert, vvf Thomas \V. K., (58) d ab 

1 89 1, ae ab 69. 
Kerr, Sarah R., Dec. 2, 189'-^, Cv^rt, dau Jos. \V. K., (42) res B, m, 
Kerr, Susanah, Apr. 21, 1836, dau John K, (15) mr vSamuel 

Cobain, rem to Allen Co., d in spring of 1882, ae 71. 
Kerr Susanah, nee Anderson, \vf Wm, K., (18) d June 27, 1883, 

ae 77. 


Kerr, Thomas, Apr. 21, 1836, cert fr Beach Springs, farmer, s John 

K., (15) d Huntsville Jan. 26, 1848, ae 39. 
Kerr, Thomas Lorimer, ab 1846, s James, K., (17) rem to Buffalo, 

N. Y., ab 1873, commission merchant. 
Kerr, Thomas, Jan. 12, 1850, ex. 
Kerr, Thomas W., carpenter, soldier in Civil War, s Wm. K., (18) 

d in Oscalosco, Iowa, July 4, 1863, ae 38. 
Kerr, Sr., William, Apr. 21, 1836, cert fr Beach Springs, s James K., 

(12) d Dec, 1882, ae 69. 
Kerr, William, June 16, 1849, ex, s James K., (17) rem to Harris- 

ville, O., d there in 1866, ae 51. 
Kerr, William P., June 16, 1849, ex, s Wm. K., (18) trans M. E. 

cli in Oct., 1863, res Huntsville. 
Kerr, Wm. Sprague, Mar. 4, 1876, ex, s Morrison K., (46) res 

Buffalo, N, Y. 
Kerr, Wm. Wylie, June 3, 1865, ex, s Thomas K., (24) res B, m. 
Keys, Mary E., Jan. 30, 1863, ex> ^ 1863. 
Kinnan, Martha, see Martha McBeth. 
Kirk, Sarah M., see Sarah M. Moore. 
Kirkpatrick, John, Mar. 8, 185 1, cert fr Guernsey Co., O., d here 

Sept. II, 1857, ae 82. 
Kirkwood, John, om, 1828, s David K., trans to Christian ch, res 

near W. Liberty. 
Kirkwood, Margaret, om, 1828, wf John K., res near W. Liberty. 
Kirkwood, Sarah, om, 1828, wf Wm. K., res near W. Liberty. 
Kirkwood, William, om, 1828, s David K. of Ireland, trans West 

Liberty ch. 
Kloepfer, Lulu M., Apr. 12, 1896, ex, dau C. F. Martin, wf W. H. 

K., res B, m. 
Kloepfer, Wm. H., Apr. 12, 1896, ex, fr DeGraff, s Jacob K., res 

B, m. 
Knapp, Barbary, see Barbary Shepherd. 
Knight, Florence A., Feb. 20, 1898, ex, dau of Harald E. K., res 

B, m. 
Knight, Bessie E., Feb. 3, 1895, ex, dau Harald E. K., res B, m. 
Knight, Annie E., Dec. i, 1884, cert, dau Edward H. K., res B, m. 
Knight, Maria, Dec. 7, 1884, cert, dau Mr. Richards of Cincinnati, 

wf Edward H. K., res B, m. 
Knight, Sarah A., Oct. 20, 1878, ex, dau Edward H. K., res B, m, 
Knox, John, Mar. 2, 1867, ex, s Nathaniel K., trans 1874, Ells- 
worth, Kan., res Olj'mpia, Wash. 



Knox, Charlotte, Dec, 14, 185 1, cert, dau Rebecca W. Dewitt, \\i 
Nathaniel K., trans 1874, Ellsworth, Kan., res Olympia, 
Knox, Nathaniel Mar. 3, 1870, ex, fr W. I^iberty, d Mar. 16, 1870. 
Kramer, Frank E., Dec. 8, 1895, ex, s Henry K., res Lima, m. 
Kramer, Lulu M., Mar. 4, 1894, ex, dau Henry K., res Lima, m. 
Kramer, Carrie D., Mar. 4, 1894, ex, dau Henry K., res Lima, m. 
Kramer, Mina, Dec. 18, 1892, cert, wf John K,, res Rushsyl- 

Koons, Hannah J., see Hannah J. Stevenson. 
Lake, Lottie, see Lottie Swan. 

Lamb, James, Mar. 14, 1833, cert fr Rocky Springs, O., s Samuel 
L., fr Lamb's Lock Nonagae near Dublin, Ireland, rem 
Warsaw, Ind,, farmer, d, ae 84. 
Lamb, John Delos, Mar. 4, 1894, ex, s Robt. L., res B, m. 
Lamb, John Holliday, Mar. 14, 1833, cert fr Rocky Springs, O., 
s Samuel L-, (see above) wagon-maker and blacksmith, d here 
ae 86. 
Lamb, Nannie E., Sept. 6, 1873, ex, dau John H. L., res B, m. 
Lamb, Mary S., Feb. 29, 1868, cert, dau Col. Robt. Shannon of 
Piqua, O., wf Robt. L., res B, m. 

Lamb, Nancy, Mar, 14, 1833, cert, fr 
Greenfield, O., dau Samuel Duval 
of Mifflin Co., Pa., wf John H. L. 
d Sept. 14, 1871, ae 65. 
Lamb, Sarah, Mar. 14, 1833, cert fr 
Greenfield, O., dau Samuel Duval 
of Mifflin Co., Pa., wf of James 
L., d Warsaw, Ind, ae 70. 
Lamb, R. Delmar, Mar. i, 1885, ex, 

rem to M. E. ch. 
Lamb, Robert, Feb. 27, 1867, ex, s 
of John H. L., President People's 
National Bank, res B, m. 
Lamb, Sarah, Feb. 2, 1856, cert, dau 
John H. L., mr Caleb Reams, rem 
May 25, 1858, to Urbana, 111., d 
there in fall 1862, ae 24, 
Lane, Wm., Mar. 3, 1895, ex, res B, m. 
Larue, Obed, Apr. 12, 1830, cert fr Burlington, O. 
Lawrence, Caroline V., Mar. 4, 1900, ex, dau John M. L., res B, m. 



Lease, Joseph M., Feb. 20, 1898, cert, s of Geo. Lease of Belle- 
center, res B, m. 
Lease, Lela R., Feb. 20, 1898, ex, dau Joseph M. L., res B, m. 
Lease, Mary, Feb. 20, 1898, cert, dau Jacob Sessler of Bellecenter, 

wf Joseph M. L., res B, m. 
Lee, Alfred E., June i, 1890, ex, s Jason L., d in Chicago Mar., 1899. 
Lee, Elizabeth P., Mar. 25, 1858, ex, trans Mar. 30, i860, St. Louis. 
Lee, L. D., Dec. 8, 1889, cert, dau Mr. Dysert of Urbana, res 

Union City. 
Lemen, Carrie May, Nov. 29, 1885, ex, dau Dr. Lemen, mr Dr. 

Stough, res Colorado Springs, Col. 
Lemen, Hattie, Mar. 29, 1885, cert, dau David W. McCracken, wf 

Dr. Lemen, res B, m, 
Lenox, Charlotte, see Charlotte Knox. 
Lindsley, Charles H., Sept. 2, 1883, ex, moved to Passedena, Cal., 

res Stockton, Cal. 
Lindsley, Carrie W., see Carrie W. Bartram. 
Lindsey, Annie M., see Annie M. Stover. 
Lindsey, John, June 25, 1857, cert, s Wm. Lindsey, trans Aug. 10, 

1858, Rushsylvania, d ab 1898, ae 89. 
Lindsey, Sarah, Feb. 2, 1856, cert fr Ross Co., O., wf Robt. Lind- 
sey, trans, d here Mar. 17, 1858, ae 72. 
Lindsey, Rachel, June 25, 1857, cert, dau Wm. Walker, wf J. L. 

disc Aug. 10, 1858, d Apr. 7, 1891, ae 80. 
Lippencott, Carrie, see Carrie McCracken. 
Lippencott, Robt. S., Mar. 7, 1899, res B, m. 
Lloyd, Dina, May 3, 1856, cert fr W. Liberty, O., (fr Wales) wf 

Robt. L., trans Dec. 4, 1858, to West Liberty. 
Lloyd, Robert, May 3, 1S56, cert fr W. Liberty, (fr Wales) trans 

to W. Liberty, Dec. 4, 1858, d Granville, Licking Co., O. 
Lloyd, Susan J., Jan., 1857, ex, dau Robt. L., trans to W. Liberty 

Dec. 30, 1858, res Granville, Licking Co., O. 
Lockhart, Clara, Jan. 15, 1899, cert, wf Emery L., res B, m. 
Loofborrow, Frank G., Dec. 8, 1889, ex, s Dr. G. W. L., rem to 

Loofborrow, Mattie E., Mar. 4, 1888, ex, dau Dr. Geo. W. and 

Augusta (Johnston) L,, rem to Chicago. 
Lombard, Elizabeth, see Elizabeth M. Niven. 
McBeth, Alexander, Feb. 13, 1832, ex, fr Zanesfield, dis to Xenia, 

O., Jan 24, 1839, later moved west. 
McBeth, Mrs. Feb. 13, 1832, ex, wf A. McB. 



McBeth, Martha, June 3, 1865, cert, dau Mr. Shepherd, mr first, 
Matthew McBeth, second, John Kinnan, trans 1867, Ft. Wayne, 
McBeth, Robert R., Mar. 21, 1857, ex, trans Oct. 12, 1858, Hebron, 

McBride, Alva, Apr. i, 1848, ex, res W, Liberty. 
Mackey, Rachel E., see Rachel H. Morrison, 
McClay, Elijah, June 16, 1832, ex, s Chas, McC-, res in Mad Rivef 

Valley near W. Liberty, d ab 1880, ae ab 65. 
McClay Eliza Ann, Nov. 7, 1862, cert. 
McClure, Caroline, Mar, 30, 1861, ex, dau Wm. McClure mr Judge 

John A. Price, trans Apr. 5, 1876, to M, E. ch, B. 
McClure Lydia A. F., Aug. 4, i860, cert fr Dayton, trans, 
McConnell, Marion, Dec. 6, 1896, cert, res Cleveland, m. 
McCormick, Jane S., see Jane S. Nelson. 

McCormick, J, D., June 28, 1861, cert fr DeGraff, s John (?) McC, 
eldef at Huntsville, trans Cherokee, 

McCormick, J. Frank, Jan. 17, 1886, 
cert, s M. H. McC, res Indian- 
McCormick, Laufa Belle, Nov. i, 1885, 
ex, dau Mr. Hearst, adopted by 
Aunt Jane McC, res Lima, O. 
McCormick, Mafy E., May 27, 1878, 
cert, dau Jos. McC, fr Ireland, mr" 
1855, M. H. McC, res B, m. 
McCormick, Carrie, May 31, 1879, ex, 
dau M. H. McC, mr Dr. G. A, 
Rowe, res Buffalo, N. Y, 
McCormick, Matthew Henderson, 
May 27, 1878, cert fr Pa. in 1862, 
teacher, county surveyor and 
township clerk, d Feb. 14, 1899, 
ae 76. 
McCormick, Samuel, Aug. 19, 1848, 
certfr Dearfield, O., rem ab 185 1, Cal., d there ab 1863, ae ab48. 
McCormick, Jane, Jan. 22, 1831, ex, on Cherokee Run ch list Jan. 
I, 1831. 


registe:r of members. 



McCormick, Jane. Aug. 19, 1848, cert fr Dearfield, O., dau Arthur 

Morrison, wf Samuel McC, res 
B, m. 
McCormick, Nannie A., Jan. 17, 1886, 

cert, wf J. F. McC. 
McCormick, Wm. L., Nov. i, 1885, 
ex, s M. H. McC, d in Cleveland, 
O., 1898. 
McCoy, Eliza W., mr first, John 
McCoy, second Mr. Hawthorne, 
rem to Hawthorne, Oklahoma. 
McCoy, James P., Aug 8, 1829, ex, 
came fr Cal. to Logan Co. in 1819, 
s Daniel and Margaret Parks 
McC, d here Nov., 1840, ae 62, 
Daniel b Ireland ab 1745, came to 
America when ten, mr ab 1770, 
sister of Lieut. James Parks, 
came to Ohio prob 1806, where 
the Parks' tract of land was located and granted which brought 
Rev. Thos. Marquis here and the latter's son-in-law, Rev. Jos. 
Stevenson. Daniel d 1828, ae ab 
81, Mrs. Margaret d ab 1823, ae 
McCoy, Maggie, June i, 1890, ex, dau 
Daniel McCoy, mr Madison Kem- 
per, res B, m. 
McCoy, Eliza A., Nov. 9, 1862, certfrP. 
ch, Sparta, 111., dau Wm White, 
wf Daniel McCv, res B, m. 
McCoy, Nancy, om, 1828, om of Cher- 
okee Run ch, May i, 1827, dau 
David Sutherland fr Scotland, wf 
James P. McC, d ab 1876, ae 85. 
McDaniel, John, Norwalk, Mus- 
kingum Co., O. 
McElree, Mary E., Mar. 6, 1876, ex, 
dau Wm. McElree, Bolivar, Mo. 
McElree, Eliza Jane, Mar. 7, 1874, ex, 

dau Geo. Anderson fr Lancaster, Pa., wf Wm. McE., rem to 
Bolivar, Mo. 



McElree, Wm. Mar. 7, 1874, ex, res Bolivar, Mo. 

McGill, S. Agnes, June 6, 1886, ex, dau Mr. Elliott, wf Wm- 

Cordre}', res B, m. 
McGinnis, Elizabeth, Nov. 25, i860, cert fr M. E. ch, Lafayette, O., 

wf Isaac C. McG., trans 1868, Shelbyville 111. 
McGinnis, D. D. S., Isaac C, Jan 16, 1859, ex, trans 1868, Shelby- 
ville. 111. 
McGowan, Robert P., May 3, 1856, ex, cousin of Edv^ard Patter- 
son, rem ab 1858, to Moree House, Dungannon, Ireland. 
Mcllvain, Carrie E., Apr. 2. 1878, cert, dau Ebenezer Reed, wf T. 

O. McI., trans 1879, Delaware, O. 
Mcllvain, Jane, May 25, 1850, ex, dau James McI., mr Albert Royer, 

cousin John McI., res B. 
Mcllvain, John A., June 10, 1859, cert fr Huntsville, s Wm. McI., 

d July 13, 1896. 
Mcllvain, Margaret E., June 10, 1859, dau Thos. Wishert, wf John 

McI., d Feb. 24, 1892. 
Mcllvain, Ella C, Mar. 6, 1876, ex, dau John McI., d unm July 26, 

Mcllvain, Nancy, June 11, 1831, cert fr Washington, Guernsey Co., 

O., given cert of dis Oct. 5, 1835. 
Mcllvain, T. O., Apr. 2, 1878, ex, s John McI., res Huntington, 

McKee, Gertrude H., Mar. 4, 1894, ex, dau W. L. McK., res B, m. 
McKee, Isabella, Nov. 12, 1833, cert, wf James C. McK., retd to Pa. 
McKee James C, Nov. 12, 1833, cert fr Pa., lived 7 miles south of 

B, McKees Creek, retd to Pa. 
McKee, Luella F., see Luella F. VanEaton. 

McKee, Mary G., Feb. 20. 1898, ex, dau W. L. McK., res B, m. 
McKee, Wm. L., Nov. i, 1885, ex, s Horace G. McK., res B, m. 
McKinnon, Henry, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, s Daniel McK. of Clark Co., 

O., res B, m. 
McKinnon, Emma R., Mar. 5, 1871, ex, dau of Dan'l McK., of 

Clark Co., O , wf R. A. Graham, trans 1872. Huntsville, res 

Bellecenter, O. 
McKissick, Sarah J., Jan 3, 1857, ex, trans 1857 to Baptist ch in 111. 
McLain, N. Jennie, Feb. 5, 1868, cert, dau Mr. McL., (his mother 

mr second, Rev. Galbraith) trans 1873, Urbana. 
McLaughlin, Aaron, Sept. 3, 1865, ex, s James B. McL., trans 1872, 

Tipton, Ind. 
McLaughlin, Charles, Jan 30, 1863, ex, s Jas B. McL., res B, m. 



McLaughlin, Calvina, see Calvina McColloch. 

McLaughlin, Burleigh, Nov. i, 1885, ex, s Jas. B. McL., res Marys- 

ville, O. 
McLaughlin, iCharles A., Dec. 8, 1889, ex, s Judge McL., res B, m. 
McLaughlin, Ed. McC, June i, 1867, ex, s Robt. McL., trans 1872, 

U. P. ch, B. 
McLaughlin, Ella S., Dec. 6, 1889, ex, dau Judge McL., res B, m. 
McLaughlin, Findley R., Sept. 3, 1865, ex, s Robt. McL., trans 

1872 to U. P. ch B, res B. 
McLaughlin, Florence M., Dec. 8, 1889, ex, dau Judge McL., res 

B, m. 
McLaughlin, George D., Dec, 8, 1889, e^. s Judge McL., res B, m. 
McLaughlin, Isabella, Sept. 3, 1865, ex, dau J. B. McL., mr Jos. 
Campbell, res B, m 

McLaughlin, James B., Oct. 15, 1859, 
cert, s John McL., fr Perth, Scot- 
land, wf Margaret, att'y at law, d 
here Sept. 13, 1878, ae 61. 
McLaughlin, James D., Nov. 28, 1868, 

ex, s Jas. B. McL., trans 1873. 
McLaughlin, John Duncan, Mar. 5, 
1864, ex, s Jas. B. McL., deacon, 
trustee and elder of ch, probate 
judge of Logan Co., res B, m. 
McLaughlin, Margaret, Mar. 6, 1881, 
ex, dau Jas. B. McL., mr John 
Wheeler, trans to M. E. ch, B. 
McLaughlin, Margaret, Oct. 15, 1859, 
cert fr U. P. ch, B, dau Rev. 
Haines Parker, wf Jas. B. McL. 
McLaughlin, Marie, Apr. 18, 1897, ex, 
dau Judge McL., res B, m. 
McLaughlin, Mary, see Mary Kerr. 

McLaughlin, Mary Ann, Oct. 15, 1859, cert, dau John Nelson, wf 
Robt. McL., trans 1872, to U. P. ch, B. 


Note — John McL,a\ighlin, b 1785, Perth, Scotland, mr Margaret Buick, and 
came to America in 1820, settling near Yellow Springs, Green Co., O. In 
1S33 they moved to near Rnsh Ivake, and in 1861 to B, dying in 1868, ae S3. 
They had seven children and fifty-one grandchildren. 

Margaret, dau ot Mr. lUiick ot Scotland, b Sept. 2S, 1790, in Aylieth, .Scotland, 
mr Jolm McL,aughlin, and d here Mar. 19, 1S81, ae 90. 

Rev. Haines Parker fr N. Y., was one of the first Baptist ministers in this 
county, d ab 1S70, ae 85. 




McLaughlin, Effie, Sept. 9, 1871, ex, dau Jas. B. McL , mr Harry 

HofFner, res B, m. 
McLaughlin, Emma, Sept. 9, 1871, 

ex, dau Jas. B. McL., mr Geo. W. 

Cooper, res Poplar Flats, Ky- 
McLaughlin, Alice, Mar. 5, 1870, 

cert fr Cincinnati, O., dau Wm. 

Spence of Georgetown, Md., wf 

John D. McL., res B. m. 
McLaughlin, Martha, June 4, 1870, 

cert, dau John Galaway, of Tipton, 

Ind., wf Aaron McL., res Tipton, 

McLaughlin,Oscar L.,Feb 20, 1869, ex, 

sRobt. McL., trans to U. P. ch, B. 
McLaughlin, Jr., Robert, Sept. 6, 

1879, ex, s Jas. B. McL., trans M. 

E. ch, B. 
McLaughlin, Robert, Oct. 15, 1859, 

cert fr U. P. ch, B, s John McL., d here in 1895, ae 71. 
McLaughlin, Wm. B., Aug. 4, i860, cert fr U. P. ch, B, s J. B. 

McL., d here in Oct., 1865. 
McMillen Elizabeth, Dec. i, 1866, cert, wf Thomas McM., trans 

McMillen, Effie, Mar. 2, 1895, cert, dau Mrs. Dan'l K. McM., res. 

B, m. 
McMillen, Prima May, Mar. 2, 1895, cert fr U. P. ch, dau James 

A. McM., res B, m. 

McMillen, Grant T., Mar. 2, 1895, cert fr U. P. ch, s Mrs. Daniel 

K. McM., res B, m. 
McMillen, James A., Mar. 2, 1895, cert fr U. P. ch, s Mrs. Daniel K. 

McM., elder, res B, m. 
McMillen, Jennie, May 16, 1900, cert, Logansport, Ind,, wf R. M. 

McM., res B, m. 
McMillen, Mary, Mar 2, 1895, cert fr U. P. ch, dau Mr. Clancy, wf 

James A. McM., res B, m. 
McMillen, Robt. Milton, May 16, 1900, cert Logansport, Ind., res 

B, m. 

McMillen, S. A., Mar. 2, 1895, cert fr U. P. ch, wf of Daniel K. 

McMillen, Nellie C, Mar. 2, 1895, cert, dau J. A. McM., res B, m. 


McNett, Palmer, June 4, 1896, ex, s Abraham McN., res B, m. 
McCoid, Clara, Mar. 7, 1886, ex, nee Wells, fr Muskingum Co., 

O., wf Willis McCoid, rem Columbus. 
McCoid, Ellen, (Eleanor) Aug. 24, 1850, cert, dau Mr. Echelberg, 

wf John McC, d here Sept. 3, 1895, ae nearly 88. 
McCoid, Jane, Mar. 8, 1851, cert, dau John McC, mr John Sutton, 

res B. 
McCoid, Mary M., Mar. 22, 1855, ex, dau John McC, mr Benj. 

Kaylor, res B. 
McCoid, Belinda, Jan. 13, 1837, cert Blue Rock, O., wf Thos. McC. 
McCoid, Rebecca J., prior to 1845, dau Thos. McCoid, joined the 

Baptist ch. 
McCoid, Robert, Mar. 8, 185 1, cert, s Thos. McC, trans 111. 
McCoid, Robert, June 16. 1832, cert fr Salt Creek, O., bro John 

and Thomas McC, d here. 
McCoid, Thomas, June 16, 1832, cert fr Salt Creek, O,, d Dec. 27, 

McCracken, Ann, Nov. 10, 1855, cert, d Sept. 3, 1865. 
McCracken, Ann M., Apr. 20, 1833, cert Salt Creek, O., nee Waugh, 

wf John. 
McCracken, Anna, Oct. 27, 1832, cert Salt Creek, Muskingum Co., 

O. , wf Thomas. 
McCracken, Anna T., May 26, 1880, ex, dau J. M. McC, res B, m. 
McCracken, Carrie, Apr. 6, 1886, cert, dau D. W. McC, mr Sam'l 

Iv. Lippencott. 
McCracken, C Blanche, Mar. 4, 1894, ex, dau J. McD. McC, res 

B, m. 
McCracken, Cornelia, see Cornelia B. Bergen. 
McCracken, Frank, G., Mar. 4, 1894, ex, s J. M. McC, res B, m. 
McCracken, Hannah M., Jan. 11, 1877, cert, dau Rev. J. B. McC, 

mr Mr. Aikin, trans 1877, W. Newton, O., and d. 
McCracken, Hattie, see Hattie Lemen. 

McCracken, Heber M.. Apr. 6, 1886, cert, s D. W. McC, res B, m. 
McCracken, James Wilson, Nov. i, 1885, ex, s J. McD. McC, res 

B. m. 
McCracken, Jane, see Jane Kerr. 
McCracken, Rev. J. B., Jan. 11, 1877, cert U. P. ch, ordained by 

Lima Presbytery. See sketch. 
McCracken, John, Apr. 20, 1833, cert fr Salt Creek, O., elder s 

Thos. M. McC, came here Oct., 1832. 
McCracken, Mary A., see Mary A. Kerr. 


McCracken, John McD., Sept. 2, 1876, cert, s Rev. J. B. McC, res 

B, m. 
McCracken, John M., Feb. 20, 1898, cert, s D. W. (and Sarah C. 

Hover) McC, res B, m. 
McCracken, Josephine F., June 2, 1878, ceit, dau of Mr. Fulton of 

Sidney, wf Ralph E. McC, res Chattanooga, Tenn, 
McCracken, Louisa, Nov. 10, 1855, cert, sister D. W. McC, res 

Buffalo, N. Y., unm. 
McCracken, Margaret K., Jan. 28, 1836, ex, sister D. W. McC, mr 

Samuel Hoover, d Mar. 30, 1886, ae 69. 
McCracken, Mattie B., Nov. 30, 1878, ex, dau John McD. McC, 

res B, m. 
McCracken, May, Apr. 6, 1886, cert, dau D. W. McC, res B, in. 
McCracken, Minnie May, Nov. i, 1885, ex, dau J. McD. McC, res 

B, m. 
McCracken, Carrie A,, Mar. 7, 1874, ex, dau Mr. Rexer, adopted 

by Robert McC, mr Ernest Hamilton, res B, m. 
McCracken, Maggie L., Sept. 2, 1876, cert, sister Rev. J. B. McC, 

mr Mr. Worden, trans 1879, Xenia, O. 
McCracken, INIilton M., Dec. 5, 1869, cert, s David McC, res 

Springfield, m. 
McCracken, Cynthia, Sept, 2, 1876, cert, wf J. McD. McC, res 

B, m. 
McCracken, Mary J., Dec. 5, 1869, cert, dau Mr. Seger, wf M. M. 

McC, d June 3, 1898, ae 73. 
McCracken, Sarah, Nov. 29, 1885, cert, dau Geo, Hover, wf David 

W. McC, res B, m. 
McCracken, Ralph E., Sept. 2, 1876, cert, s Rev. J. B. McC, rem, 

d south. 
McCracken, Robert, Mar. 2, 1867, ex, s John McC, d in Portland, 

McCracken, Sarah, Sept. 20, 1861, cert fr Cherokee, dau Jas. Col- 
lins, mr first, Geo, Irwin, second, Robt. McC, res Moscow, 

McCracken, Thomas, Oct. 27, 1832, fr Salt Creek, O. 
McColloch, Alice D., Jan. 1857, ex, dau Wm, McC, mr Jacob K, 

Brown, res B, m. 
McColloch, Calvina, Nov. 9, 1862, ex, dau Wm. McC, wf Charles 

McLaughlin, res B, m, 
McColloch, Nancy Caroline, Dec. 10, 1865, dau Wm. McC, mr ist 

Wm. Wishart of Huntsville, 2nd Mr. Reid of Louisville, Ky. 


McColloch, Clara Miller, Mar. 4, 1888, ex, dau Henry Miller, of W. 

Liberty, wf Alonzo McC, res B, 111. 
McColloch, Maggie, L., May 27, 1876, ex, dau Wm. McC, mr 

Harry Moore, res Markelton, Pa. 
McColloch, Sallie L., Mar. 5, 1876, ex, dau Wm. McC, mr Mr. 

W. J. Moore, res Chicago. 
McColloch, Nancy, Mar. 5, 1855, ex, dau John Robb, wf Wm. McC, 

d Jan. 30, 1879. 
McColloch, Robt. P., June 17, 1S77, ex, att'y at law, s Wm. McC, 

res Anthony, Kan. 
McColloch, Sarabella, see Sarabella Walker. 
McColloch, William, Dec. 22, 1854, ^x, s Rev. Geo. and Nanc\' 

Henry McC, elder 1857 to 1877, d INIay 2, 1877, ae 61; Geo. 

McC. of Scotland, father of Samuel of Ohio Co., Va., 1790, and 

Logan Co., 1803, and father Rev. Geo. McC 
Mackey, Lizzie, see Lizzie Gregg. 
Mackey, William, Apr, 18, 1852, ex, fr Muskingum Co., O., mr 

Lizzie Mackey, dau Rev. Gregg, rem to Waldo, Linn Co., 

Kan., 1863. 
Mahan, Milton, June 16, 1849 ^^' ^lis mother mr second, Jas. Collins 

of Huntsville, trans Cherokee, rem to Kan. in 1868. 
Mains, Thomas, Nov. 30, 1872, cert, trans 1875, Sidney, O. 
Mains, Juliett, Nov. 30, 1872, cert, wf Thos. M., trans 1875, Sidney, 

Maison, Dora M., see Dora M. Kerr. 
Malon, Maria, June 11, 183 1, cert, Troy, Miami Co., O. 
March, Zula, see Zula Anderson. 
Marmon, Leander, Mar. 4, 1877, cert, trans 1878, Marysville, retd 

1881, rem to Urbana, elder. 
Marmon, Mary A., see Mary A. Murray. 

IVIarmon, Martha A., Mar. 4, 1877, ex, wf L. M., rem to Urbana. 
Marquis, Agnes, Oct. 27, 1832, cert Knox Co., dau Mr. Stewart of 

Washington Co., Pa., wf of Wm. Marquis 70, d. 
Marquis, Ann, 42. see Ann Clark. 
Marquis, Ann, June 16, 1832, cert Mt. Vernon, dau James Park, wf 

Moses M. 74, rem to Dayton, d ab 1882. 
Marquis, Ann, June 16, 1829, cert fr Cross Creek, dau Wm. M. 53, 

mr T. Marquis Stevenson, res Kinmonday, Iowa. 
Marquis, Klizal^eth V., Apr. 9, 1855, cert, dau James (granddaugh- 
ter Rev. Thos.) d here unm. 
Marquis, Grazella, see Grazella Faris. 


Marquis, Rev. John 147, om 1828, s of James 54, preached at 
Centreville O., Eaton, O., Okedo, 111., Henry, 111., and Los 
Angeles, Cal., d there 1890, ae 81. See "Children of Church." 

[Number before a name is for convenience of reference.] 

Marquis Family — i William Margaret i mr Margaret , came fr Ireland 

to Opequon Valley, near Winchester, Frederick Co., Va., in 1720. Chn, 2 

Thomas, 3 Mary, mr John Wilson, she d at birth of only child; 4 , 

(12 George, 13 Samuel, 14 John and 15 Thomas of Western Pa., were prob 
his grandsons by other sons). 

Second generation — 2 Thomas Marqviis 2, (Wm. i) b ab 1710, mr ab 1733, Mary 
Colville, sis Jos. C, elder Pres. ch, Winchester, res near Winchester, d be- 
fore 1765. Chn, 5 William, 6 James, 7 John, 8 Thomas, 9 Elizabeth, mr 
Daniel McCauley; 10 Sarah, mr John Vance, Holstine, Va ; 11 Ann mr ist 
Maj Wm. Park, killed by Indians, chn, Marj^, mr Wm. V. M. 20; James 
mr Elizabeth M. 24; 2nd Isaac Cowen, 5 chn. 

Third generation, 5 Wm. 3, (Thomas 2, William i) b ab 1738, mr ab 1765, first, 
Elizabeth, dau Maj. Wm. Vance of Cross Creek, Pa., second Miss Hoge; 
he was in the Rev. War. Chn, 18 Thomas, 19 Wm. Vance, 20 John, 21 

Mary, mr Colville; 22 Jane, mr Wm. Stevenson; 23 Sarah, mr Wm, 

Marquis 50: 24 Elizabeth, mr James Park, see :i; 25 Ann, mr Jas. M. 51; 26 
Margaret, mr John Neal of Clark Co., O.; 27 Nancy, mr Thomas M. 41; 28 
Ellinor, mr Jas. Jones: 29 Rebecca, d y. 

6 James 3, (Thos. 2, Wm. i) mr Mary, dau Maj Wm. Vance, he d near Win- 

chester, Va., she d Dec 29, 1829. Chn, 30 Mary, mr Wm. Morrison, Win- 
chester, Va., chn, I.saac of B, Wm. of B, John, Elizabeth Morrison; 31 
Elizabeth, mr Abel Reed, chn, Jane, Joseph, Wm., Abel, John; and 32 John 
W. d y; 33 Sarah, mr Geo. Taylor, res B, chn, John, James, Wm., Geo., 
Susannah, Henry, mr Jane Marquis, (91) Mar>' Taylor; 34 Wm., 35 John 
Wilson, 36 Thomas, 37 Ann, mr Moses Bonhair, chn, Vance, Moses, 
Matilda, Thos., Amanda Bonham; 38 Margaret, mr Edward Marquis 45; 
39 James, 40 Rebecca, mr Peter Perrine, chn Peter, Mary A. Perrine, 
mr David Whitehill. B. 

7 John 3, (Thos. 2, Wm. i) b June 10, 1750. mr Sarah Griflfith of Frederick Co., 

Va., elder, he d Cross Creek, Pa , Feb. 25, 1822, she d Nov. 14, 1838, ae 82. 
Chn, 41 Thos., 42 Mary, mr Joshua Robb, see Robb family; 43 John, 44 
Robt., 45 Edward, mr first, Margaret Marquis (38), second, Elizabeth 
Newell; 46 Sarah, 47 James, mr first, Nancy Roberts, second, Nancy 
Elliott, Knox Co., O.; 48 Wm., 49 Ann, mr Isaac Morrison, B, dau Nancy 
Jane, mr Coen, B. 

8 Rev. Thomas 3 (Thos 2, Wm. i) b 1753, mr 1776, Jane Park, sis I^ieut. James 

Park, see sketch; chn, 50 Wm., 51 James, 52 Thomas, 53 Sarah, see sketch; 
54 Su.sannah, mr John W. Marquis (35) ;55 Marj-, mr Geo. Newell, Knox Co., 
O , chn, Rev Thomas M., Rev. Geo. B and Mary Newell, mr Thos. Vance; 
56 Jane, mr Caldwell; 57 Ann, mr Jos. Clark, res B. 
Fourth generation, 18 Thos. 4 (Wm. 3, Thos. 2, Wm. i) b 1767, mr 1790, Joanna 
Hoge, of Va., B 1831, d Clark Co., O., 1851, she d 1860, ae 87; chn, 70 Wm., 
71 James E., Morgan Co., O., one son; 72 John, 73 Thos., d y; 74 Moses, 75 
Vance d y; 76 Eliza, mr Joseph Marquis 83; Mary unm, res B. 

19 Wm. Vance 4 (Wm. 3, Thos. 2, Wm. i) b 1772, mr first Margaret Colville, 

second, Mary Parks, see 11 ; res B. Chn, 78 Susannah, mr Moses Wellman, 
res B, chn, Elizabeth, (Enstine), Caroline (Tarbutton), Susannah, Samu'l 
Wellman; 79 Margaret, mr John Marquis (72); 80 Mary, mr Wm. C. M., 
(135), no chn; 81 Ruth, mr Jas. McCracken, Bucyrus, O., chn, Wm., Kelly 
McBride, Vance, Chas , Portia, Augusta, Harriett McCracken; 82 Cynthia, 
d unm; 83 Jos , 84 David, 85 Wm. Park, d unm; 86 Judge Geo., Milton, 
Fla., 3 sons, 

20 John. 

34 Wm. 4 (Jas. 3, Thos. 2, Wni. i) mr Elizabeth Newell, res n B, chn, 87 Sam'l, 

88 Jas., 89 Thos., 90 Martha, 91 Newell. 

35 John Wilson 4 (Jas. 3, Thos. 2, Wm. i) mr Susannah Marquis (53), see sketch 

as elder in B; chn, 92 Jane, mr Henry Taylor, see 33; chn, Jos. Thos. N. and 
Ann Taj'lor; 93 Jas. d y, 94 John d y. 
39 James (Jas. 3, Thos. 2, Wm. 1) mr first, Catharine Van Ostrand, second, Jane 
Cvirry, third, Mrs. Yeagley, res n B, and cr to L Co., 1833; chn, loi I.saac, 
res 111.; 102 Mary Ann, mr Chas. Rockwell, Holmes Co., O.; 103 Catharine, 
mr John Battershall; 104 Robt. prob d y; 105 Lsabella, mr Ed. Ewing, Har- 


din Co , chn, Hannrh (Roberts), Mary Ewing (Garwood); 106 Rachel, mr 
Overton Odor, Dr. Ed E., of Chicago, and Geo Odor, of Springfield, are 
chn; 107 Mildred, nir Uriah Marquis (152): 108 Geo. Wash, nir Grazilla 
Paris, see Paris family: loq Hannah, mr Joseph Powler, res n B. 
41 Thos. 4 (John 3, Thos. 2, VVm. i) mr Nancy Marquis (27), djuh- 10, 1829, ae 40, 
she d July 8, 1829, ae 42. Chn, no Elizabeth V.. d 1851, ae 41, B; mr James 
Park, he'd 1871; in Nancy (Huston), 112 Margaret, mr Jaiues Edgar 
Stevenson B, see Stevenson family; 113 Mary, mr John Park, d B, 1895; 
114 John, res N M.; Thos d unm Iowa; n6 Ann, mr Adonjh Perree. 

43 John 4 (John 3, Thos. 2, Wm. i) b 1784. mr Elizh , he d 1844, at Cross 

Creek, she d 1881, ae 87. Chn, 117 Samuel P., 118 July A , 119 Jane, 120 

44 Robt. 4 (John 3, Thos. 2, Wm. i) mr first, Hannah Van Ostrand, second Mary 

Steven.son, she d 1868, ae 71, he was the best chorister Cross Creek ever 
had. he d 1829, ae 39. Chn, 126 Newton, 127 Rev. John S., 128 Miles, 129 
48 William 4 (John 3, Thos. 2. Wm. i) mr Elizabeth Adams, rem Honey Creek, 
O., to Tilrin, O., d 1840. Chn, dau mr Rev. Solomon Cook, 

50 William 4 (Rev. Thos. 3, Thos. 2. Wm. i) b 1776, first child bap in Vance Port 

Creek, 177S, mr Sarah Marcjuis, 23, elder, he d Oct. 28, 1840, ae 64, she d 
Apr. 2, 1S49, ae 73. Chn, 134 Thos , 135 Wm. C. 136 Elizabeth, mr David 
Marquis (84;) 137 Mary, mr first. James Marquis (146); 138 vSusannah, mr 
P^ben. vSmith; 139 Jas. Edgar, 140 Ann, mr Marquis Stevenson; 141 Jane, mr 
Moses Marquis (74); 142 Margaret, 143 Nancy. 

51 James 4 (Rev. Thos. 3, Thos. 2. Wm. i) mr first Ann Marquis 25; second 

Margaret McCune, B, 1829, d 1849, ae 73. Chn, 144 Thos., mr Sarah A. 
L,yle; 145 Wm., mr Letitia Griffith; 146 James, 147 John, 148 Jane, dunm B; 
149 Mary A., d unm B; 150 Elizabeth, d unm B; by second w^f, 151 Robt. mr 
Mary Webb; 152 Uriah, 153 Col David, mr Margaret Byers, res Olathe, 
Kan.; 154 Geo., no chn, d in 111. 

Pifth generation— 70 Wm. 5 (Thos. 4, Wm. 3, Thomas 2) b Nov. 27, 1790, mr 
Nancy .Stewart B, d in Walnut. 111., ae 94. Chn, 155 Dr. Jas.; mr V. Whit- 
more, chn, Ida, Kate, Henry, Minerva of W.; 156 Joanna H., 157 Minerva. 

72 John 5 (Thos. 4, Wm. 3, Thos.2) b Peb , 1799, mr Margaret Marquis (78), mer- 
chant in B, dOct. 8. 1848, ae 49. Chn, 167 Harvej', d unm; 168 lyUcinda, mr 
James I.eister, res B, chn lola, d unm, Chas., d. Harvey, B, Dola. mr J. 

JoHantgen, B; 169 Wm. Vance, mr vStarrett, d, mr again Margaret Park, 

merchant and banker in B. I^ieut. Gov. of Ohio, onlv child, May, res B; 
170 Calvin, d unm; 171 Silas, d )-; 172 L,etitia, d y; 173 Moses, d y. 

74 Moses 5 (Thos. 4, Wm 3, Thos. 2) b 1805, mr first, Jane Marquis (141), second, 
Ann Park. Cross Creek to Mt. Vernon, 1829, B, Dayton; chn, 177 Sarah J., 
mr Samuel Alexander, B; by second wf 178 Joanna, d unm, 179 Joshua L,., 
d unm, 180 Robt. B., d, five chn; 181 d unm. 

83 Joseph 5 (Wm. V. 4, Wm. 3, Thos. 2) mr Eliza Marquis 76, West I^iberty, O. , 

chn, Maria, Elvina, Mar\', Joseph, Vance. 

84 David (Wm. V. 4, Wm. 3. Thos. 2) mr Elizabeth V. Marquis 136, Cross Creek 

to Bucyrus 1830. B, he d in 111. Chn, Smiley, Hughes, Miles Wilson, Wm. 
Vance, Mary Elizabeth. 

87 Samuel 5 (Wm. 4, Jas. 3, Thos. 2) b 1807, mr L,uc. Axtell of N. J , res Middle- 

burg, O., chn, Wm. M., Sarah A., Thos. N., Dan. M., Julia, P'aral M. 
Samuel H.,, Argar J., Jas. H. 

88 James 3 (Wm. 4, Jas. 3, Thos 2) b 1810, mr I^vdia A. Dickinson, res M., chn 

Richard, Erastus. Bell, Ella. 

89 Thomas (Wm.4. Jas. 3, Thos. 2) b 1813, mr Mary A. Stevenson, res M., chn 

Wm. S., Elizabeth (Hellings) Newell, Samuel, Oliver, Anson. Silas. 

91 Newell (Wm. 4, James 3, Thos. 2) mr first, Agnes McCoy, second, 

McColloch, chn, Alonzo, Solomon, Thomas, James, Martha (Gregory-), 
Georgia. • 

139 Rev. Jas. Edgar 5 (Wm. 4, Rev. Thos. 3, Thos. 2) b 1815, mr first, Ann Mar- 
quis (7); second, Mary McCune, d 1S63, 111., chn. Rev. Wm., Rev. Rollin. 

146 James 5 (Jas 4, Rev. Thos. 3, Thos. 2) mr Mary Marquis 13S, Cross Creek to 

B, 1833; chn. Wm. A., d y. .Sarah S. mr I.,abin" Reams; Mary E. 

147 Rev. John (Jas. 4, Rev. Tlios. 3, Thos. 2), b 1809. mr first, Margaret Newell, 

.second, P)lizabeth Kobb, Cross Creek to Mt. Vernon, 1S29, B, 1831, d 1S90 in 
Westminster, Cal. Chn bv first wf: Alfred, Malinda J., Adeline E., Clem 
M.; by .second wf: AvillaM.. John P.. E. P., D. W., Augusta R. 
1.52 Uriah (Jas. 4, Rev. Thos. 3, Thos 2) mr Mildred Marciuis (107), din B, chn, 
(jilbert, Prank, Charles, Oscar, L,ily, P'mma (Outland). 



Marquis Elizabeth 150, Apr. 7, 1868, cert, dau David M, 104, trans 

1870, Allegheny, Pa. 
Marquis, Elizabeth V., Apr. 7, 1856, cert, dau Wm. M. 53, mr 

David M. 104, rem to Pittsburg, d. 
Marquis, James 146, Aug. 20, 1836, cert fr Cross Creek, Pa., s 

James M., d Logan Co. 
MarCjUis, Jane 87, Sept. 30, 183 1, ex, dau John Wilson M., mr 

Henry Taylor, d near B, May 3, 1886, ae ab 60. 
Marquis, Joanna, Sept. 14, 1833, cert, Martinsburg, O., nee Hoge, 

mr Thos. M. 15, rem to W. Liberty, d Apr. 27, i860, ae 87. 
Marquis, John 72, Jan. 20, 183 1, cert fr Mt. Vernon, Knox Co., O., 

merchant, s Thos. M., d Oct. 8, 1848 ae 49, at B. 
Marquis, John Wilson 18, om 1828, joined Cherokee Run ch, cert 
May 18, 1827, one of the first three elders of this ch, s Jas M,, 
killed by Rl ab i860, ae ab 75. 
Marquis, Margaret 78, dau Wm. V. M., mr John M. 72, d May 10, 

1875, ae 73. 
Marquis, Mary, dau David Newell, w^f Rev. John M., mr second 147, 

d here. 
Marquis, Mary 77, June 16, 1832, cert Martinsburg, dau Thos. M, 
15, the earliest and oldest member living, res B, m. 

Marquis, Mary, Aug 24, 1850, cert. 
Marquis, Mary, June 2, 1866, cert. 
Marquis, Mary E., Jan., 1857, ex, dau 
James and Mary 147, (dau of No, 
54) mr Elisha Reams. 
Marquis, Mary E., Mar. 25, 1858, ex, 

dau David M, 104, d unm. 
Marquis, Helen May, Mar. i, 1896, 
ex, dau Lieut. Gov. Vance M. 
169, res B, m. 
Marquis, Moses 74, June 16, 1832, cert 
Martinsburg, s Thos. M., rem to 
Dayton, O., d Sept. 1882, ae 77. 
Marquis, Margaretta P., Apr. 2, 1893, 
cert, dau Dr. John M. Park of 
Hamilton. O.. v^f Lieut. Gov. 
Wm. V. M. 169, res B, m. 
Marquis, Mary, June 11, 1831, ex, dau 
of Wm. Parksof Washington Co., Pa., wf Wm. V. M. 17, fr 
Belmont Co,, O., d Bucyrus ab i860. 




Marquis, Mary 137, Aug. 20, 1836, cert fr Cross Creek, Pa., dau 

Win. ]VI. 36, mr James s of James M. 54, James d B, she mr 

second Jos. McCormick, she d B, ab 1862. 
Marquis, Susanah 57, om, Aug. 7, 1828, cert fr Cross Creek, dau 

Rev. Thos. M., wf John Wilson M. 18, d Sept. 5, 1846. 
Marquis, Sarah, Mar 22, 1855, ex, fr Allegheny, dau of David 

104, and Elizabeth V. M., (dau of 53.) 


Marquis, Sarah, Feb. 2, 1856, cert, dis Apr. 22, 1858, Iowa City, 

Marquis, Sarah C, Jan., 1857, ex, dau of James 146, (s of 54) and 

Mary, (dau of Wm. 53) trans Aug 29, 1859, Urbana, 111. 
Marquis, Smiley PI., Nov. 26, 1858, ex, s Uavid M, 84, rem to 111. 


Marquis, Thos. 15, June 16, 1832, cert fr Martinsburg, O., rem to 
Montgomery Co., O., d there Oct. 19, 1851, ae 84, elder fr 1833 
to 1836. 

Marquis, G. Washington, June 3, 1865, cert, trans 1870, Mt. Pleas- 
ant, Iowa. 

Marquis, G. Washington, Mar. 22, 1855, ex, s James M., resTorkio, 

Marquis, Capt. Wm. 70, June 11, 183 1, cert fr Cross Creek, Pa., 
given cert of dis Jan. 15, 1833, rem to Walnut, 111., d 1884 

Marquis. Wm. 21, Oct. 27, 1832, cert fr Mt. Vernon, O. 

Marquis, Wm. Vance 169, Apr. 2, 1893, ex, merchant, banker, 
Lieut. Governor of Ohio, s John M. 72, d Dec. 17, 1899. 

Marshall, Joseph A., June 25, 1857, cert fr M. E. ch, B, d here 1857. 

Marshall, Mattie, see Mattie Fuller. 

Marshall, Mattie Eva., see Mattie Eva Brow^n. 

Martin, Alice, Dec. 2, 1865, cert, dau Thos. M., d here unm Apr. 
24, 1878. 

Martin, Ella M., see Ella M. Kerr. 

Martin, John, Aug. 8, 1829, cert fr Lancaster, O., b Tirone, Ireland, 
rem near Lancaster, Pa. 1781, Ohio 1804, Pleasant, Logan Co., 
1827, d July I, 1838. 

Martin, Martha A., Dec. 2, 1865, ex, dau Thos. M., of W^ashing- 
ing Co., Pa., mr G. M. Stevenson, res B, m. 

Martin, Mary, Jan. 3, 1857, cert, d Nov. 11, 1892. 

Martin, Mary J., Jan 3, 1857, cert, dau,_Mary M., d unm North- 
wood, Mar. 26, 1892. 

Martin, Nancy, Dec. 2, 1865, cert, dau Mr. Smiley, wf Thos, M., 
d here Feb. 29, 1884. 

Martin, Thos., Dec. 2, 1865, b Ireland, cert, d here May 23, 1889. 

May, Rachel, June 16, 1849, ex, fr Pa. 

Mays, Ann E., Dec. 18, 1853, ex, dau Thos. L. M., trans to 
Waterloo, Iowa, June 20, 1859. 

Mays, James E., Dec. 18, 1853, ex, s Thos. L. M., trans to Water- 
loo, lowa^ June 20, 1859. 

Mays, Jane, Dec. 14, 1851, cert, wf Thos. L. M., d here before 1854. 

Mays, Catherine, Sept. 16, 1854, nee Lafferty (?), cert fr Piqua, wf 
Thos. L. M., trans to Waterloo, Iowa, June 20, 1859. 

Mays, Thos. L., Dec. 14, 185 1, cert, trans to Waterloo, Iowa, ]une 
20, 1859. 

Mechnewitch, Jos. E , Mar. 4, 1877, ex, a Pole, rem 1877, to Piqua. 


Milligaii, Joseph M., Sept. 20, 1868, ex, s Samuel M., trans 1871, 

Dayton . 
Miller, Alexander Jay, Dec. 8, 1889, ex, s Alex W. M., res B, m. 
Miller, Alex W., Dec. i, 1872, ex, s John M., d Sept. 20, 1884, ae 39. 
Miller, Addie C, Jan., 1857, ex, rem. 

Miller, Carrie Amy, June i, 1899, ex, dau Chas. A. M., res B, m. 
Miller, Chas. A., June i, 1899, ex, res B, m. 
Miller, David J., Mar. 21, 1857, ex, s Rev. Jacob M., of Stark Co., 

O., res B, m. 
Miller, George K., June i, 1899, ex, s Chas. A. M., res B, m. 
Miller, Hannah, Mar. 21, 1857, dau Samuel Hoffman of Colum- 
biana Co., O,, wf David J. M., d June 8, 1897. 
Miller, Harry J., Feb 20, 1898, ex, s Stephen M., res B, m. 
Miller, Edna M., see Edna M. Quigley. 
Miller, Henry, Oct. 15, 1859, ex, d Mar. 16, 1864, ae 63. 
Miller, Henry, Apr. 27, 1836, merchant, cert fr Urbana. 
Miller, Jr., Henry R., Mar. 4, 1877, ex, s Henry R, M., Sr., of B, 

res Kansas City, Mo. 
Miller, Marguerite L., Mar. 9, 1899, cert, res B, m. 
Miller, Mary, Apr. 27, 1836, cert fr Urbana, wf Henry M., d Oct 

6, 1878. 
Miller, Mary A., Mar. 25, 1858, cert fr Urbana, trans 1863, to 

Miller, Mattie Bell, Feb. 27, 1867, ex, dau Henry M., mr Dr. H. 

C. Rutter, d here. 
Miller, Addie, Mar. 5, 1876, ex, dau Henry R. M., mr Thomas 

Johnson of Urbana, trans 1882 to Urbana, res Buffalo, N. Y. 
Miller, Edna, Feb. 20, 1898, cert, wf Harry J. M., res B, m. 
Miller, Mary, Dec. 6, 1885, ex, dau Wm. Kelly of Cincinnati, O., 

wf Henry R. M., Sr., res B, m. 
Miller, Minnie, June i, 1899, ex, dau Mr. Kinsinger, wf Chas. A. 

M., res B, m. 
Milner, Elizabeth (Goff), dau Mr. Fitzpatrick of Belmont Co., O. 

wf James M., d Apr. i, 1863, ae 78. 
Milner, James M., Apr. 17, 1898, cert, s Simon M., res B, m. 
Milner, Jessie, fr Belmont Co., O., d Feb. 17, 1S60, ae 81. 
Milner, Martha Ella, Apr. 17, 1898, cert Newton, 111., dau. Mar- 
shall J. Odor, wf J. M. M., res B, m. 
Milroy, A. S., Mar. 5, 1893, cert, dau John Miller, Bellecenter, O., 

wf D. E. M., res B, m. 
Milroy, David E., Mar. 5, 1863, cert, s Rev. Mr. IVI., res B, m. 




Milroy. Fannie S., Feb. 20, 1898, ex, dau David E. M., res B, m. 
Milroy, John K., Mar. i, 1896, cert, s Rev. Mr. M., res B, m. 

Milroy, Caroline, Mar. 7, 1897, ex, 
dau Mark Thompson, wf John K. 
M., res B, m. 
Milroy, Willie M., Apr. 18, 1897, ex, 

s David E. M., res B, m. 
Mitchell, Peter H., May 15, 1847, cert 
fr Marseilles, O., grocer, d here 
ab i860, very old. 
Mitchell, Catherine, May 15, 1847, 
cert fr Marseilles, O., wf Peter 
H. M., d. 
Mitchell, Maria, 1865, ex, dau T. M. 
Stevenson, wf R. George M., d 
Apr. 4, 1875, ae 26. 
Mitchell, Mary M., see Mary M. 

Mitchell, R. George, May 24, 1873, ex, 
s Wm. M., trans 1885 to U. P. ch B. 
Mohr, Jacob, Apr. 24, 1898, ex, res B, m. 
Mohr, Mary, July 24, 1858, cert fr 
Cherokee, dau Samuel Douglas, 
wf J. M., res B, m. 
Moore, Anna B., Dec. 8. 1889, ex, dau 

W. J. M., res B, m. 
Moore, Chas. A., Dec. 7, 1890, cert, s 

W. J. M., res B, m. 
Moore, Eliza J., see Eliza J. Nelson. 
Moore, Elizabeth, Mar. 22, 1838, cert, 
Utica, Licking Co., O., wf Jacob 
M., d Mar. 27, 1845, ae 67. 
Moore, Elizabeth, dau Rev. Joseph 

Stevenson, wf of Josiah M, 
Moore, Ermina W., Mar, 13, 1881, ex, 
dau Wm. J. M., rem to Green- 
ville, O. 
Moore, Eva E., Mar. 13, 1887, ex, dau 
W. J. M., mr John M. Kerr, res 
Sidney, O. 
Moore, Geo. F., June 10, 1859, cert, Newark, s David M. of Newark. 



Moore, Ida M., Mar. 5, 1882, ex, dau Wm. J. M., nir Vance N. 

Robb (s No. 12), res Jackson Center, O. 
Moore, James Lewis, July 24, 1858, ex, s Josiah and Elizabeth M., 

trans Mar. 2^ 1S59, to Delavan, 111., d Watseka, 111., July 

12, 1873. 
Moore, Joseph, Mar, 22, 1838, cert fr Utica, Licking Co., O., b 

Adams Co., Pa., June 16, 1765, d here Apr. 11, 1859, ae 93. 
Moore, Joseph M., Jan., 1857, ex, s Wm. M. of Utica, O., d Apr. 

I7> 1873, ae 27, was member of Co. H, 96th Regt., O. V. I. 
Moore, Joseph W., Jan, 3, 1857, ex, s Josiah M., trans Mar. 26, 

1859, Bloomington, 111., res Chicago, 111. 
Moore, Maggie L., see Maggie L. McColloch. 
Moore, Josiah, Sept. 30, 1831, ex, s Jos. M., rem to Gibson City, 

111., d there May 21, 1898, ae 87. 
Moore, Katherine, Jan. 3, 1857, ex, dau John M., of Newark, O., 

mr Judge Silas Wright of Lancaster, O. 
Moore, Maria, dau of John M. of Newark, O., among the first 

members, d Washington, D. C, Aug. i, 1898, ae 92. 
Moore, Mary M., Mar. 5, 1882, ex, dau W. J. M., mr Albert A. 

Bickham, res Huntsville, O. 
Moore, Sallie L., see Sallie L. McColloch. 
Moore, Sarah Minerva, Mar. 4, 1870, ex, sister W. J. M., mr War- 

nick D. Kirk, res Northwood, O. 
Moore, James K., May, 15, 1847, cert fr Newark, O., s Wm. M. of 

Utica, d B, Jan. 7, 1850, ae 27. 
Moore, Maria E., Mar. 5, 187 1, cert, dau Solomon Adams, mr R. 

Milton M., res B. 
Moore, Mary, b 1762, dau John and Sarah (Morrison) Hosack, mr 

1790, Robt. Moore of York Co., Pa., settled near B ab 1806; at 

her pioneer heme Presbyterian preaching was maintained for 

many years before and after the founding of this ch, she d Mar. 

18, 1838, he d Apr. 29, 1814. 
Moore, Raphael, born Uniontown, 1793, Justice of Peace and 

Sheriff, first chorister and clerk of this congregation, s Robt 

M., res near DeGraff, d 1857. 
Moore, Rebecca, see Rebecca Mullen. 
Moore, R. Milton, June 12, 1869, cert fr Licking Co., O., s John 

M. of Utica, O., d Feb. 27, 1876, ae 54. 
Moore, Sarah C, Jan. 3, 1857, ex, wf Geo. M., trans 1857, to New- 
ark, O. 
Moore, Susanah, nee King, wf Wm. M., d here ab 1850. 


Moore, Sarah Clementine, July 24, 1S58, ex, dau Josiali M., mr 

John Huber, res B. 
Moore, Sidney Adline, Jan., 1857, ex, dau of Wm, M. of Utica, O., 

d B Mar. 5, 1864, ae 24. 
Moore, Wm. J,, Jan., 1857, ex, s Wra. M., d near Richland, O., 

Apr. 23, 1877, ae 43. 
Morehead, Elizabeth, Feb. 29, 1876, cert fr Rushsylvania, dau 

Wm. Niven, mr Dr. M., d Kansas City, June 15, 1893, ae 77. 
Morgan, Rachel, Aug. 30, 1856, cert, trans 1856. 
Morrison, Rachel Elizabeth, Sept. 29, 1861, ex, dau Samuel M., of 

Sandusky (s Arthur M.) mr Alexander Mackey, res Walder, 

Morrison, John, Dec. 14, 1851, ex, s John M. (s Arthur M.), trans 

Princeton, 111,, d 1862, ae 25. 
Morrison, Margaret R., Aug. 19, 1848, dau Arthur M., of Morris- 
town, O., sister of Jane McCormick, d unm Feb. 9, 1873, ae 50. 
Morrison, Wm. V., prior to Apr., 1845, s W^m. M. and Mary Mar- 
quis (No 33) Morrison, farmer, two miles east of B, d here. 
Morrison, Susanah, Apr., 1845, dau Geo. Taylor, wf Wm. M., d 

Stokes Tp. 
Mullen, Rebecca, Sept. 14, 1837, cert fr Cadiz, O., mr Joseph M., 

d near New Philadelphia, O. 
Murray, DDS., Chas. A., June 4, 1882, cert, rem in 1886, d in Van 

Wert, Mar. 6, 1900, ae 45. 
Murray, Gertrude H., June 4, 1882, cert, rem 1886. 
Murray, Mary Ann, Sept. 30, 1831, ex, dau John Gunn, mr first. 

Mr. Murray, mr second, Mr. Marmon, rem to Big Springs, O. 
Mustain, Mary E., June i, 1S67, cert, wf M. A. Mustain, d Aug. 13, 

Mustain, Meekin, A., June i, 1867, cert, elder at W. Liberty, trans 

1877 to W. Liberty, O. 
Myers, Nettie O., see Nettie O. Nelson. 
Nachtrieb, Essie M., res B, m. 

Nachtrieb, Howard L., Feb. 20, 1898, ex, res Cleveland, O., m. 
Nelson, Abigail J., Dec. 22, 1854, ex, wf Ebenezer M. N., res 

Kansas City, Mo. 
Nelson, Clifford D., Feb. 19, 1869, ex, s E. M. N., res Kansas 

City, Mo. 
Nelson, Emma Elizabeth, Sept. 3, 1865, ex, dau John M. N., mr 

Henry C. Faris, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, trans Mar. 5, 1876, to 

Mo., res Washington, Kan. 



Nelson, Ebenezer M,, Dec. 22, 1854, ex, s John N., d Aug. 18, 

1889, in Kansas City. 
Nelson, Eliza Jane, Jan. 3, 1857, ex, dau John M. N., mr Wm. J. 

Moore, res B, m. 
Nelson, Elizabeth, Jan., 1857, ex, dau James P. McCoy, \vf Walter 

Lowrie N., d July 9, 1897, ae ab 76. 
Nelson, Grace I., April 18, 1897, ex, dau Mrs. L. S. N., res B, m. 
Nelson, James E., Feb. 24, i856, ex, s John N., trans May 26, 1868, 

Warsaw, Mo., d there ab 1873. 
Nelson, Jane, (nee Scott), mr E. M. N., res Kansas City, Mo. 
Nelson, Jane S., Jan 2, 1832, cert fr Cross Creek Pa., dau of John 
N., mr Jonathan McCormick, rem to Putnam Co., O., 1836, 
d Aug. 9, 1849, ae 33. 
Nelson, John, Jan 2, 1832, cert, fr Cross Creek, Pa., s Jos, N., mr 

Sarah, dau John Marquis, rem to 
Putnam Co., O., 1836, d Feb. 15, 
1879, ae 92. 
Nelson, John Marquis, Jan. 1857, ex, s 
John N., dNov. 28, 1891, ae ab 73. 
Nelson, Joseph, Jan. 2, 1832, cert, 
Cross Creek, Pa., s John N., mr 
Elizabeth Marquis, (dau Wm.), d 
June 1874, ae 64. 
Nelson, Lavina, dau John N., mr 
David Anderson, d here 1856, ae 25. 
Nelson, Mary (Albina), Jan. 3, 1857, 
dau John M. N., mr Wm. S. Riche- 
son, res Greenville, O. 
Nelson, Lizzie M., see Lizzie M. YazeL 
Nelson, Jeanette, Sept. i, 1889, ex, 
dau of Joseph Cover of Upper San- 
dusky, mr Wylie N., res B, m. 
Nelson, Lida, May 31, 1890, cert, dau Andrew Stiarwalt, wf Newell 

N., res B, m. 
Nelson, Minnie A., Mar. 4, 1894, cert, wf L. S. N., res B, m. 
Nelson, Christina M., Mar. 5, 1870, cert, dau Thos. McAra, wf 

John Marquis N.,res B, m. 
Nelson, Nancy C, Jan. 21, 1858, ex, dau John N., mr John Knox 

Kerr (No 37), res B, m. 
Nelson, Nettie O., Mar. 4, 1876, ex, dau John Mark N., mr Adolph 


J. Myers of Kenton, O., res Mt. Vernon, O. 


Nelson, Newell M., May 31, 1890, cert, s Joseph N., res B, m. 
Nelson, Orpha, Aug. 24, 1850, cert, dau of Wm. Oder of Culpep- 
per, Va.. mr John Mark N., d here June 10, i860, ae 46. 
Nelson, Robert E., Apr. 15, 1900, ex, s Wylie N., res B, m. 
Nelson, Sarah Agnes, Feb. 27, 1867, ex, dau of W. Lowry N., 

mr Lewis P. Gore, d Mechanicsburg, 111., June 7, 1874, ^^ 23, 
Nelson, Sarah J., Feb, 24, 1866, cert, dau Jos. McCormick, 

b Ireland, mr James E. Nelson, d Mar 19, 1899, ae 69. 
Nelson, Sarah M., Jan. 2, 1832, cert fr Cross Creek, Pa., dau John 

N., mr Joshua Robb, she d June 4, 1892, ae 78. 
Nelson, vSarah, Jan. 2, 1832, cert fr Cross Creek, Pa., dau John 

Marquis (No. 7), wf John N., d here Oct., 1865, ae 76. 
Nelson, Walter Lowry, Jan. 1857, ex. s John N., d Oct. 27, 1894, 

ae 73. 
Nelson, Wm. H., Dec. 8, 1889, ex, s Wylie N., res B. 
Nettleton, Mary, May 22, 1855, cert, teacher, moved west. 
Newell, Jane, Sept. 30, 1831, ex, dau Samuel N., mr Mr. Kline, d 

here ab 1880, ae 70, 
Newell, Mariah, om, 1828, dau Joseph Moore, mr first Robt. Newell 

(s Samuel), mr second George White, rem to W. Liberty, d 

Aug I, 1898, ae 92. 
Newell, Nancy M., om, 1828, was om of Cherokee ch, 1824, dau 

Mr. Alexander, yd Samuel N., d in Iowa, 1848. 

Newell family — i Robert b in Ireland 1749 or 1750, said to have come to 
America when 16 years of age, and in 1776 settled in Westmorland Co., 
Pa. Married Christina Williams. Moved to Bourbon Co., Ky., 1794, and 
I,ogan Co., O , in 1816. Was a weaver. Had apparently been a member 
of the Presbyterian ch before coming here. Was an om of the Spring 
Hill and B churches. He had a brother James and prob Hugh, and 
sisters Jane Vance and Margaret Harrison. 

A James and Hugh Newell of Robert's age lived in Washington Co., Pa. Their 
father is said to have lived in Eastern Pa., and to have been a native of 
Conn. See history of Redstone Presbytery. Mr. Gilbert Thrift, whose 
mother was a descendant of Hugh Newell, of Washington Co., Pa., says 
that this B family claimed, at the time he came here, ab 60 years ago, to 
be relatives of his mother. Mr. Robt. Newell d in 1829, ae 80, and was 
buried in Muddy Run ch yard, near W. lyiberty. 

Chn, 2 Jane, mr Robt. Braden,'d in Ky., chn, Jane, Christina, Mary, Robert. 

3 William, mr Elizabeth , he d on a trip to Detroit, she mr second, 

Jos. McBeth, chn, vSamuel, Wil.son, Chri.stina, Matilda and Helen. 

4 Samuel, mr Nancy Alexander, here 1808, first Clerk L,ogan Co , om of Chero- 

kee and this ch, moved to Iowa, d in 1848, chn, Robt., Joseph, Wm., John, 
Eliza, mr Hiram Strother; Sarah, mr Harry Workman; Benj., Thos.. Jane 
(Kline ) 

5 Thos., mr Rosanah McElhenney, chn 7 s, 3 dau, he d W. lyibertj' 1825. 

6 Mar3% mr Jas. Newell. 

7 Hugh, mr Elizabeth McNay, chn Matilda, Jane, Robt., Christina, I^ucinda, 

James, John, Mar}-. Amanda, Hugh. 
Robert, never mr. 

9 John, mr and had one dau, Matilda. 

10 Margaret, b 1792, mr 1819, Owin Hubbard, and d here Oct. i, 1857, ae 65, chn, 

W^m., Thomas and Caroline, who mr Jas. Kernan. 


Newell, Sr., Robert, om, 1828, fr Westmoreland Co., Pa., d West 

Liberty in 1829, ae 80. 
Newell, Samuel, om, 1828, was om of Cherokee Run ch, 1824, first 

Clerk of Logan Co., s Robt. N., d 1848, in Iowa. 
Nichols, Althea A., Mar. 13, 1887, ex, dau Sidney N., mr Samuel 

Ebling, res B, m. 
Nickol, Geo. B., Mar. 24, 1873, cert, trans Bellecenter, Mar. 30, 

Nichols, Gertrude, Mar. 21, 1857, ex, dau Warren N., mr Gaylord 

M. Beach, trans Episcopal ch. 
Nichols, Harriet, Aug. 30, 1856, ex, dau Robt. Downs, wf Warren 

N., d here Jan. 14, 1886. 
Nichols, Jeanette, Dec. i, 1878, ex, dau W. N., res New York City. 
Nichols, Laura B., March 12, 1876, dau I. H. N. of Va., mr George 

W. Emerson, res B, m. 
Nichols, Lowell M., Mar. i, 1868, ex, s W. N., res New York City. 
Nichols, Lydia Almira, Mar. 5, 1867, ex, dau Ira Trowbridge, wf 

L. M. N., d in Connecticut Nov. 16, 1873. 
Nichols, Morgan J., Dec. 8, i88g, ex, s I. H. N. of Va., rem to 

Episcopal ch. 
Nichols, Elizabeth, May 24, 1873, cert, wf Geo. B. N., trans 

Bellecenter Mar. 30, 1874, 
Nichols, Rebecca K., Feb. 2, 1887, cert, dau Mr. Brown of 

Va., wf I. H. N. of Va., res B, m. 
Nichols, Rebecca A. W., Jan. 3, 1857, ex, dau John Wilson, wf 

Sidney B. N., res B, m. 
Nichols, Sidney B., Mar. 3, 1867, ex, sW, N., merchant, res B, m. 
Niven, David, Jan, 11, 1862, cert fr U. P. ch B, s James N., b Alyth, 

Perthshire, Scotland, came thence to B ab 1838, merchant and 

undertaker, d Aug. 18, 1892, ae 87. 
Niven, Elizabeth, June 28, i86r, cert fr U. P, ch, dau John 

McLaughlin, wf J. D. N., d here Aug 13, 1894, ae 73. 
Niven, Elizabeth M., Jan. 11, 1862, ex, dau David N., mr A. D. 

Lombard, rem ab 1870 to Indianapolis and d there Dec. 20, 

1895, ae ab 53. 
Niven, James B., Mar 3, 1876, ex, s John D. N., res B, m. 
Niven, Jeannette A,, Nov. 8, 1862, ex, dau David N., mr John R. 

Kennedy in 1864, trans 1867, to Cherokee, retd 1878, res B, m. 
Niven, John D., June 28, 1861, cert fr U. P. ch B, contractor, post- 
master, and Agt. U. S. Express Co., d Jan. 11, 1895, ae 80. 
Niven, Edith G., June 4, 1870, ex, dau J. D. N., res B, m. 




Niven, Margaret A., Nov. 9, 1862, ex, dau John D. N., mr John A. 

Fichthorn, res B, m. 
Niven, Mary, Jan. 11, 1862, cert fr U. 
P. ch, B, dau of Henry Skinner of 
Scotland, wf David N., d June 18, 
1878, ae 79. 
Niven, Mary L., Sept, 29, 1861, ex, dau 
John D. N., mr R.S. Kerr, res B,m. 
Niven, Hattie M., June 6, 1886, cert fr 
M. B. ch, dau Dr. Lanford Prater, 
wf J. B. N., d Dec. 7, 1890. 
Niven, Palmer McLaughlin, Nov. 19, 
1867, ex, s J. D. N., d Feb. 19, 1869. 
Niven, Wm. R., Mar. 2, 1878, ex, s 

John D. N., res B, m. 
Norton, D. W., Nov. 29, 1885, ex, mr 
dau Robt. Smith, rem to DeGraff . 
Norton, Emma, see Emma Smith. 
Obenchain, Margiana A., Feb. 2, 1856, 
ex, dau James Stover, wf Madison 
O., trans Apr. 7, 1868, Monticello, Ind. 

Obenchain, Josephine, Mar. 6, 1867, 
ex, adopted dau of D. K. O., wf 
Jerry Harrauff, d Decatur, 111., 
Mar. 7, 1874. 
Obenchain, Lucinda, Feb. 17, 1867, 
cert, dau Jacob Smith, wf David 
O., d Sept. 23, 1892, ae 62. 
Odor, America E., Aug. 28, 1875, cert, 
dau Thos. J. O., mr Jos. Crawford, 
res B, m. 
Odor, Cadmus L., Dec. 8, 1889, ex, s 
J, A. O., res Washington, D. C, m. 
Odor, Catherine, see Catherine Kerr. 
Odor, Guy C, Sept. 11, 1898, cert fr 
Washington, D. C, s Grammer 
O., res B, m. 
Odor, Ida A., see Ida A. Keller. 
Odor, Margaret M., Oct. 15, 
cert fr Cherokee ch, dau John P. McCoy, wf Thos. J. 
here Nov. 8, 1885, ae ab 66. 


O., d 



Odor, Edna, Apr. 18, 1897, ex, dau Thos. J. O., res B, m. 
Odor, James Alexander, Sept. 29, 1861, 

ex, sT Jefferson O., ex, d Sept. 

9, 1897, ae ab 57. 
Odor, Marshall J., Jan. 3, 1857, ex, 

s Wm. O. of Culpepper Co., Va., 

res B, m. 
Odor, Thomas Jefferson, Jan. 3, 1857, 

ex, s Wm. O. of Va., d Sept. 19, 

1876, ae ab 60. 
Ogden, W. A., Aug. 31, 1872, ex, d in 

Odgen, Rebecca V., Aug 31, 1872, ex, 

wf W. A. O. 
Ogden, Ruth P., Sept. 8, 1888, cert, 

dau Isaac A. O. of Greenville, O., 

res B, m. 
Palmer, George H. M., Dec. 31, 1832, 

ex, s John P., res Kenton, O. 

Palmer, Harry E., Dec. 31, 1882, cert, physician, s John P., res 

Dayton, Ohio. 
Palmer, Kate, Nov, 29, 1885, cert, dau Mr. Walker of Kenton, wf 

George P., res Kenton, O. 



Park, Lucinda, Dec. 25, 1887, cert, 
dau John Park, mr David Hemp- 
hill, res on W. h. Rd. 

Park, LucindaJ., Jan., 1857, ex, dau 
(?; Jane Marquis P. (Fancher), 
trans Logan, O., Nov. 11, 1873. 

Park, Mary, Dec. 25, 1887, cert fr 111., 
dau Mr. Marquis, wf John P., d 
here July 4, 1895, ae 80. 

Parker. Hepzibah, June 5, 1865, cert 
fr W. Liberty, wf Wm. P., trans 
to Indianapolis May 8, 1878. 

Parker, Margaret, see INlargaret Wood. 

Parker, Sarah A., Mar 6, 1867, ex, 
dau Wm. P , mr Jos. H. Lawrence, 
rem to Indianai^olis. 

Patterson, David, Oct. 31, 1S35, cert, 




Salt Creek, O., originally fr Gettysburg, Pa., came to B ab 

1824, d here May 16, 1871, ae 75. 
Patterson, Edward, Jan. 3, 1857, ex, 

s Robt P., res B, m. 
Patterson, Edward W., Nov. 29, 1885, 

ex, s Edward P., res B, m. 
Patterson, Eleanor, Oct. 31, 1835, cert 

fr Salt Creek, O., dau Robt. 

McCracken, wf David P., d Dec. 

8, 1870, ae 79. 
Patterson, Elsie M., Apr. 18, 1897, ex, 

dau Robt. K. P., res B, m. 
Patterson, Helen, Mar. 4, 1900, ex, 

dau E. W. P., res B, m. 
Patterson, John W., Feb. 24, 1867, ex, 

s David P., rem to Springfield, O. 
Patterson, Laura T., ex, dau Robt. 

E. P., mr Mr. Mead, res Colum- 
bus, Ohio. 

Patterson, Lydia Ann, ab 1837, dau Robt. P., mr Rev. R. H. 

Holliday, res Findlay. 

Patterson, Mary, dau David P., mr 
Alexander Irving, res Dayton, O. 

Patterson, Mary E., ab 1837, dau 
Robt. P., mr Wm. G. Kennedy, 
res Chicago, 111. 

Patterson, Mary M., Mar. 4, 1870, ex, 
dau Edward P., mr P. M. Cart- 
mell, d Feb. 19, 1883. 

Patterson, Jos. S., ex, s Robert P., liv- 
ing in Findlay, O. 

Patterson, Amanda, June 6, 1897, cert, 
dau Mr. Herin, wf Robt. K. P., res 
B, m. 

Patterson, Eliza S., om, 1828, dau 
Joseph Moore, wf Robt. P., m of 
Cherokee Run ch, 1826, d B May 
14, i86o, ae 63. 

Patterson, Elizabeth P., May 25, 1850, cert, dau David Moore 

elder Newark, O., wf Edward P., res B, m. 




Patterson, Virginia S , May 30, 1874, cert, dau Mr. Sharpe, wf 
Robt. E. P., res Kokomo, Ind. 

Patterson, Robt., oni, 1828, fr Licking Co., O., merchant, Sec. and 
Treas. of M. R. & L. E. R. R., m of the Cherokee Run ch, 
1826, one of the first three elders of this ch, a founder and 
original elder of the Pres. ch, of Mary Ann Furnace, Lick- 
ing Co., O., d Sept. 8, 1867, ae 79. 

Patterson, Robert E., Jan. 3, 1857, s Robt. P., res Kokonio, Ind. 

Patterson, Robert K., Feb. 27, 1898, 
ex, s Joseph P. of Kokomo, Ind., 
res B, m. 

Patterson, vSallie M., see vSallie M. 

Patterson, Stewart, bro of David P., 
fr Adams Co., Pa., d here Aug. 8, 

Perkins, Cora L., see Cora L. Tam. 
Pettit, Andrew, July 3, 1877, cert, s 

Judge Rodolphus E. P., res 

Buffalo, N. Y. 
Pettit, Cora D., see Cora D. Allen. 
Pettit, Hattie A., Nov. i, 1885, ex, 
- dau Judge R. E. P., res B, m. 
Pettit, Rodolphus E., June i, 1878, 

cert, Judge of Probate Court, s 

David of Onondago Co., N. Y., d 

here in 1898, ae ab 82. 
Pickrell, Margaret, om. 1828, dau Daniel McCoy, wf Nicholas P, 

of Grayson Co., Va., d in 111. ab 1845, ae ab 70. 
Plum, J. Bunker, 1894, ex, s Scott P., res B, m. 
Plum, R. Murtice, Mar. 4, 1888, ex, dau Harvey L. Bunker, mr 

Scott P., res B, m. 
Pollock, Ellen J., May 3, 1862, cert fr U. P. ch, dau Mr. Ferguson, 

wf John P., res Paxton, 111. 
Pollock, Garnet A., Jan. 16, 1858, cert fr Oxford ch, s John P., see 

chapter "Children of the Church," res Elgin, 111. 
Pollock, John, Sept. 6, 1863, cert fr U. P. ch B, att'y at law, s 

John P., d ab 1897, at Saxton, 111. 
Pollock, Margaret J., dau David Patterson, wf Matthew W. P., res 

Springfield, O. 




Pollock, Margaret, see Margaret Cope. 

Pollock, Margaret D., Nov. 7, 1862, cert fr M. E. ch B, dau Mr, 
Drake, wf Robt. P., mr second Mr. Douglass and lived in 
Pollock, Mary P., Mar. 2, 1867, ex, dau Matt. W. P., mr Frank 

KaufFman, dead. 
Pollock, Robert, Aug. 3, 1862, ex, s John P., d Feb. 22, 1864, ae 26. 

Poorman, Kate, Mar. 5, 1882, 
cert, trans Tokeka, Kan. 
Porter, Charles, Apr. 20, 
1853, fr Licking Co., O., 
d here in 1864. 
Porter, James A., Jan, 3, 
1857, ex, s Charles P., d 
Gallon ab 1897. 
Porte ■, Margaret, Apr. 20, 
1833, Utica, O., dau Jos. 
Moore, wf Charles P., d 
here June 29, 1867, ae66. 
Perrine, Rebecca, nee Mar- 
quis, mr Peter P., d in 
1862, ae 64. 
Powell, Eliza, June 6, 1863, 
ex, dau Chas. Porter, 
mr John P., d here July 
5- 1874 
Powell, A. Clementine, Feb, 
28, 1885, ex, dau Mr. P, 
of Findlay,0.,mr E. W 
Kalb, res B, m. 
Powell, Estelle I., Feb. 27, 1885, cert, sister of Mrs. E. W. Kalb 

Aug 4, 1886. 
Price, Caroline, see Caroline McClure. 
Purdem, Isabella, see Isabella Hamilton. 
Quigley, Charles A., Apr. 18, 1897, ex, s P. Q., res B, m. 
Quigley, Edna M., Feb. 20, 1898, ex, dau P. Q., mr Harry J. 

Miller, res B, m. 
Quigley, Ida C, Feb. 20, 1898, cert, wf P. Q., res B, m. 
Quigley, Philip, Feb. 20, 1898, cert, res B, m. 

Raffensperger, Annie F., Mar. 22, 1855, cert fr Johnson Vt., res 
Wooster, O. 



Ramsey, Margaret, Mar. 5, 1SS2, cert, dau Alvin Clark, mr Al. C. 

R., res Kan. 
Randal], Harry G., Dec. 8, 1S89, ex, trans to Bellecenter. 
Randolph, Isabella, Sept. 20, 1861, cert fr W. Liberty, dau Mr. 

Fishbaugh fr N. J., wf Nath'l R., trans to W. Liberty, 1863. 
Randolph, Jane, dau Wm. F. R., mr Dennis Connard, Jr., d near B. 
Randolp/., Margarette E., Aug. 24, 1850, cert, dau Wm. F. R., mr 

Ben, Fleming, d ab 1858, ae 43. 
Randolph. Margaret, dau Wm. F. R. mr Mr. Lackey of Sidney, O. 
Randolph, Nath., Sept. 20', 1861, cert fr W. Liberty, s Wm. F. R., 

Randolph, Susan Ann, dau Wm. F. R., mr Dennis Connard, d 

Norton, Kan., Feb. i, 1897. 
Randolph, William F., fr Kishocoquelas Valle}-, Pa., lived near 

W. Liberty, d there ab 1858. 
Rankin, Chas. A., Sept, 8, 1895, cert, s John R., res B, m, 
Rankin, Joseph, June 2, 1895, cert, s John R., res B, m, 
Rankin, Mary, Sept. 8, 1895, cert, dau John R., res B, m. 
Rankin John, Sept. 8, 1895, cert, s Thos. R, fr Muskingum Co., 

O., res B, m. 
Rankin, Allie, Dec. 5, 1897, cert, dau Mr. Barr of Rushsylvania, 

wf Chas. A. R., res B, m. 
Rankin, Samuel, June 2, 1895, cert, s John R., res B, m. 
Rankin, Thomas W., Mar. i, 1896, cert, s John R., trans Minn. 
Reader, Mrs., June 11, 183 1, ex, wf Wm. R., d Mar, 4, 1847. 
Reader, Wm., June 16, 1832, ex, s Abel and Elizabeth Marquis R., 

(sister John W, M,) lived and d 3 miles E. of B. 
Reams, Caleb, Mar. 21, 1857, ex, s John R., trans May 25, 1858, 

Urbana, 111. 
Reams, Elisha, Jan. 3, 1857, ex, s John R. 
Reams, Mary E., see Mary E. Marquis. 
Reams, Olive, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, dau Jacob Lease, wf Chas. R., 

res B, m. 
Reams, Sarah L., see Sarah Lamb. 
Reese, James W., Feb. 20, 1898, ex, res B, m. 

Reid, Wm. S., Mar. 2, 1871, ex, trans Muncie, Ind., Mar. 29, 1871. 
Reader, Elizabeth, Mar. 22, 1838, cert fr Mt, Vernon, wf Wm. R. 
Reid, Allen M., Feb, 20, 1898, cert U. P. ch, s James R, R., res 

B, m. 
Reid, Edna Lois, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, dau A. M. R., res B, m. 
Reynolds, ICugene L., June 5, 1869, cert Jeffersonville, Ind, 


Reid, Estelle M., Dec. 6, 1896, cert, dau Daniel K. McMillen, wf 

A. M. R., res B, m. 
Rhodes, Almira S., see Alniira S. Turner, 
Richards, Daisy V., Feb. 3, 1895, ex, dau Wm. Richards, wf Harry 

Ansley, res Rushsylvania, m. 
Richards, Mary, see Mary Kalb, 
Richards, Almira, June i, 1878, ex, dau Jas. Campbell, wf Wm R., 

res B, m. 
Richards, Pearl M., Feb, 3, 1895, dau Wm. R., res B, m. 
Richeson, Mary A., see Mary A. Nelson. 

Richeson, Wm. J , June 2, 1877, cert, bro John R., trans Green- 
ville, O., Jan. 17, 1888, d there. 
Riddle, Abner, May 3, 1856, cert fr W. Liberty, O., b near Urbana 

1808, moved to B 1850, merchant and banker, s Wm. and 

grandson of John of Mifflin Co, Pa., and prob gr, gr, grand- 
son of John P.. whose father came fr Scotland to New Jersey, 

d Oct. II, 1888, ae 80. 
Riddle, Bessie R., Dec. 8, 1889 ex, dau John M. R., mr J. S- 

Deemy, M. D., res B, m. 
Riddle, Cynthia J., Jan. 21, 1858, ex, dau Abner R., d unm Dec. 17, 

1863, ae 23. 
Riddle, Fannie G., Mar. 8, 1867, ex, dau Abner R , d unm Dec. 3, 

1867, ae 22. 
Riddle, John M., Feb. 27, 1867, ex, banker, s Abner R,, res B, m. 
Riddle, Margaret Gorton, Nov. i, 1885, ex, dau J, M. R , mr 

Bdwin C. ScarfT, res B, m. 
Riddle, Mary Elizabeth, May 3, 1856, ex, dau Abner R., d Mar, 

12, 1857, ae 18. 
Riddle, Margaret J., June 7, 1868, cert, dau Rev. Samuel Wallace 

of Piqua, wf J. M. R , res B, m. 
Riddle, Rebecca, May 3, 1856, cert fr W, Liberty, O., dau of 

Minion M-^Gruder of Frederick Co., Va,, wf Abner R., d June 

3, 1883, ae 76. 
Riddle, Wm. W., Nov. i, 1S85, ex, att'y, s John M. R., res B, m, 
Ridgeway, Arthur O., Dec. 3, 1893, cert fr Lawrence, Kan., s' 

Robt. R. of Salida, Col,, bridge engineer, was organist, res 

Pueblo, Col. 
Rife, Anna M., Mar. 6, 1876, ex, dau Geo. R., mr Mr. Millet, 

Pittsburg, Pa. 
Rife, Sarah, Oct. 17, 1857, cert, dau Mr. Ash, wf Geo, R., d here 

Jan. 23, 1890. 


Rife, Bessie L., Nov. i, 1885, ex, dau Geo. R., res Pittsburg, Pa. 
Robb 9, David, Jan. 20, 183 1, cert fr Washington, Guernsey Co., 

O., s Joseph R. 5, rem to Union Co. 
Robb, Emily, Aug. 30, 1856, ex, dau Joshua R. 12, mr Geo. A. 

Henry, res B, m. 
Robb, Ida M., see Ida M. Moore. 
Robb 8, John, Jan. 2, 1832, cert, Cross Creek, s Joseph R. 5, d July 

8, 1850, ae 77. - ' 

Robb, Jr., 13, John, June 11, 1831, cert fr Cross Creek, s John R. 5, 

rem to 111. 
Robb 31, John William, Mar. 2, 1873, ex, s Joshua R. 12, res B, m. 
Robb, 21, Joseph, Sept. 30, 1831, ex, b Washington Co., Pa., 1810, 

s Joshua R. 10, d Sept., 1865, ae 55. 
Robb 10, Joshua, om, 1828, s Joseph R. 5, fr Washington Co., Pa , 

one of the first three elders of the ch, published the first 

newspaper of Bellefontaine in 1S30, rem to Lima in 1853, 

d Jan. 26, 1865. 
Robb, Jr., 12, Joshua, Feb. 8, 1832, ex, s John R. 8, d here Feb. 21, 

1873, ae 66. . 

Robb family — i Robert (i) Robb, b Aberdeen, Scotland, ab 1740, emigrated to 
Penn ab 1760. Chn, 2 George, 3 John, 4 James, 5 Joseph. 

Second generation, 5 Joseph (2) Robb, s Robert, mr Mary Hill, moved fr York 
Co., Pa., to Allen Co., O., chn, 6 Robt., 7 Samuel, 8 John, 9 David, 10 
Joshua, and others. 

Third generation -6 Robert (3) Robb, s Joseph, mr Susan Gray, res Washing- 
ton Co , Pa , and Kentucky Among chn was 11 Jane, who mr Wm. Cook 
of B, 1831-7. 

7 Samuel Robb, s Joseph, res Cross Creek, Pa., s S^dvester, mr Lsabel Moore, 

joined this ch Feb.iS, 1832, d here Mar. 23, 1896, ae 87. 

8 John Robb 3, s Jo.seph, b Oct. 8, 1772, in York Co., Pa., mr 1795, in Washington 

Co , Pa., Nancy Smith, June 27, moved to L,ogan Co., 1831 He d July 8, 
1850, she d June 27, 1835, ae 60. Chn, 12 Joshua, 13 John, of Oregon; 14 
Wm., mr Margaret Denny; 15 P^lizabeth, of Pcnn., 16 Rachel, 17 Sarah, 18 
Nancy Ann, 19 Rebecca, 20 Ruth, mr P,uke Barton. 

9 Colonel David Robb 3, s Joseph, b ab 1780 mr Nancy, B, 1831, rem 

to Union Co., O., Indian agent and Commissioner of the U. vS. for the 
removal of th° Shawnee and Seneca Indians fr this section. No 

10 Joshua Robb 3, s Joseph, b ab 1786, York Co., Pa., mr Mar\^ Marquis (No. 29 

in Marquis genealogy) Aug. 27. 1807, in Washington Co., Pa , B in 1827, 
rem to I^ima 1853, and d there Jan 26, 1865, she d Sept 24, 1863 He was 
the first elder of this ch and Supt. of the See cut and 
sketch as elder. Clin, 21 Jo.seph, d 1865; 22 Sarah Griffith, resSchoul Craft, 
Mich ; 23 Judge T. Marquis, 24 Dr. James, 25 Minerva (Thomas.) 

Fourth generation, 12 Joshua (4) Robb s of John, b Sept. 12, 1806, mr I\Tar 
15, 1832, vSarah McP. Nelson, dau John and vSarah Marquis (dau John No. 7) 
Nelson (No 2). He came to B, 1831, d here Feb. 21, 1873, she d here June 4, 
1892, ae 78. Chn, 26 lyOt, res Kan.; 27 Nancy, mr Wm. Carson, res Kan.; 
28 Family mr George Henry, resB; 29 vSarah, mr Jas. K. Stevenson; 30 L,ee, 
res Florida; 31 Ji^hn Wm., res B; 32 Mary ()., mr J. M. Watkins; 33 Vance 
N., res Jackson Center, 34, Robt , Btirlington, Iowa. 

18 Nancy Ann 4, dau John, b i«i8, mr Wm. McColloch. d here 1879. Chn, .S. A., 
Alice (Brown), Calvina (Mcl<aughlin), Rcibt., Margaret (Moore), Sarah 
(Moore), Caroline (Reid). 


Robb 26, IvOt, Apr. 14, i860, ex, s Joshua R 12, living in Kan. 
Robb, Margaret, June 11, 1831, cert, Cross Creek, dau Mr. Denny, 

of Cross Creek, Pa., wf Wni R., 14, retd to Washington Co., Pa. 
Robb, Mary A., Mar. 4, 1894, ex, dau J. W. R. 31, res B, m. 
Robb, Mary O., June i, 1867, dau Joshua R. 12, mr Jasper Watkins, 

trans Rushsylvania May 3, 1870, d. 
Robb 20, Ruth, Feb. 8, 1832, cert fr Cross Creek, Pa., dau John R. 

8, mr Luke Barton, rem to Penn, thence to Mo. 
Robb, Ann, Jan. 28, 1836, cert fr Cross Creek, Pa., dau of James 

Moore of Washington Co., Pa., wf Thomas Marquis R. 23, 

rem to Lima ab 1853, d Oct., 1896, 
Robb, Isabella, Feb. 8, 1832, cert. Cross Creek, Pa., dau James 

Moore, mr Sylvester R. 7, d May 23, 1896, ae 87. 
Robb, Mary, om, 1828, wf Joshua R. 10, (nee Marquis 29) rem to 

Lima 1853, d Sept. 24, 1863. 
Robb 27, Nancy Ann, Dec. 22, 1854, ex, dau Joshua R. 12, mr 

Wm. Carson of Iowa. 
Robb, Nancy Gilchrist, Aug. 2, 1830, cert fr Washington, Guernsey 

Co., O., nee Gilchrist wf Col. David R. 9. rem to Union Co. 
Robb, Nancy, Feb. 11, 1832, ex, dau John R. 8, mr Wm. McCuUoch, 
Robb, Nancy J., Sept. i, 1878, ex, dau Geo. Taylor, wf J. Wm. R, 

31, res B, m. 
Robb, Rena, Mar. 3, 1895, ex, dau J. Wm, R. 31, mr Frank Shafer, 

res B, m. 
Robb, Robert Lee, June 5, i860, ex. 
Robb 22, Sarah, Feb. 11, 1832, ex, dau Joshua Robb 10,, res 

Schoolcraft, Mich. 
Robb, (Malone) Sarah, Mar. 21, 1857, ex, dau Joshua R. 12, mr 

Jas. K. Stevenson, Mar. 24, 1864, d Feb, 6, 1883, ae 39. 
Robb, Vance Nelson, June 4, 1882, ex, s Joshua R. 12, res Jackson 

Center, O. 
Robb 14, William, June 11, 183 1, cert fr Cross Creek, Pa., s John 

R. 8, ret Pa. d Wash. Co., Pa., Apr. i, 187 1, ae 70. 
Roberts, Margaret G., rem. 
Robinson, Catherine C, Dec. 3, 1875, cert fr Springfield, dau Rev. 

Mr. Weaver, wf Jas. Robinson, res Springfield, O. 
Robinson, Geo. W., Jan, 16, 1859, cert fr Findlay, trans Findlay 

Feb. 18, 1859. 
Rockwell, Julia A., Dec. 2, 1865, cert, dau (?) Wm, Marquis 21, 

wf M. S. R., trans Findlay, O., Mar. 27, 1870. 
Rockwell, M. S., Dec. 2, 1865, cert, trans Findlay, O., Mar. 27,1870 


Rockwell, Elizabeth, Dec. 7, 1890, cert, mr first Mr. Altman, 

second M. S. R., res B, m. 
Rogers, Elizabeth, Mar. 10, 1876, cert, (nee Houston), sis Mrs. 

Campbell, mr first Mr. Rogers, second Mr. Hoff. 
Royer, Alfred G, Jan. 21, 1858, ex, s H. R., d here ab 1885. 
Royer, Jane M., see Jane Mcllvaine, rem. 
Rowe, Carrie, see Carrie McCormick. 
Rule, Bella, June i, 1890, cert, dau Matthew R. of W. Liberty, 

trans Linia. 
Rutter, Mattie B., see Mattie B. Miller. 
Segar, Nettie, May 21, 1899, cert fr Lima, res B, m. 
Segar, W. M., May 21, 1899, cert fr Lima, res B, m. 
Salisbury, David B., Sept. 7, 1890, cert, res B, m. 
Salisbury, Myrtle M., Sept. 7, 1890, ex, dau D. B. S., res B, m. 
Salisbury, M. Roberta, dau D. B. S., res B, m. 
Salisbury, Sarah C, Sept. 7, 1890, cert, wf D. B. S., res B, m. 
Salisbury, Susan K., Mar. 6, 1892, ex, dau D. B. S., res B, m. 
ScarfT, Edwin C, Mar. 4, 1900, ex, res B, m. 
ScarflF, Margaret Gorton, see Margaret Gorton Riddle. 
Scheibell, Ida B, Oct. 11, 1896, cert fr Delaware, dau Rev. Mr. 

Brown of Delaware, O., wf W. O. S., res Columbus, O. 
Scheibell, Wm. O., Oct. 11, 1896, ex, res Columbus, O. 
Scott, Abraham, Sept. 30, 1831, ex, s Joseph S., rem to Shellsburg, 

Iowa, d there ab 1880, ae ab 72, blacksmith and farmer. 
Scott, Elizabeth, Feb. 11, 1832, ex, wf Samuel S., d here. 
Scott, Elizabeth, Jan. 21, 1858, ex, dau James S., sis David S. , 

trans, d here ab 1880. 
Scott, Joseph, Mar. 14, 1833, cert fr Utica, elder Utica ch, d Lima 

ab 1873. 
Scott, Jane, June 11, 1831, ex, dau Geo. Hoover, wf Abraham S., 

d in Iowa ab 1877, ae 67. 
Scott, Mary, Mar. 14, 1833, cert fr Utica, wf Jos. S., d heieab 1896, 

ae ab 90. 
Scott, Rachel, Mar. 14, 1833, cert fr Utica, dau Jos. S. 
Scott, Sarah, Aug. 3, 1829, cert, (nee Moore), mr Samuel S., d here 

ab 1847, ae ab 70. 
Scott, Rhoda A., Jan. 21, 1858, ex, dau James S. of Gettysburg, O., 

trans Toledo, O., May 25, 1859, d Mar. 19, 1875, ae ab 38. 
Scott, Sarah, Aug. 27, 1851, cert. 
Secrest, Henry, om 1828, b in Rockingham Co., Va., 1782, came 

here in 18 r6, res near W. Liberty, d there Jan. 20, 1868, ae 85. 



Sessler, John M., Feb. 20, 1898, cert, s Jacob S., of Bellecenter, 

res Youngstown, O., m. 
Shafer, Rena, see Rena Robb. 
Shaw, Emma, Mar. 11, 1865, cert, dau Rev. Jos, S. (s Robt. S. of 

Kentucky), res B. 
Shaw, Naomi, Mar. 11, 1865, cert, dau J. Waite of Adams Co., O., 

wf Rev. Jos. Shaw, d Dec. 22, 1894. 
Shaw, Sallie H., Mar. 2, 1867, ex, dau Rev. Jos. Shaw, mr W. A. 

Campbell, res Lima, O. 
Sheldon, Rev. George, Feb. 22, 1866, ex, d in Illinois ab 1875. 
Sheldon, Mary D., Aug. 30, 1856, cert, dau Isaac A. Ogden of 

Greenville, O,, mr first James Scott, second Rev. George 

Sheldon, res B, m. 
Shepherd, Mary, see Mary Ash. 
Shepherd, Barbara, June 3, 1865, cert, dau Jos. Shepherd, mr 

Morley Knapp, res Kansas. 
Sherburne M. D., F. B., Mar. 4, 187 1, cert, rem to Newark, O. 
Sherburne, Joanna, Mar. 4, 187 1, cert wf Dr. F. B. S. 
Shields, Jane, cm 1828, (nee McBeth), mr second Thos. Scott, and 

joined Cherokee Run ch before 1831, d Rochester, Ind. 
Shoots, Jane, trans. 
Shapp, Jane, June 12, 1852, cert. 
Silver, Lucinda A., see Lucinda A, Stevenson. 
Simpson, Deborah, Jan. 3, 1857, ex, dau Jas. Thompson fr Scotland, 

wf Robt. B. S,, trans Mar. 1861, rem to Bellecenter 
Simpson, Robert B., Mar. 29, 1857, ex, s Matthew S., b Hunting- 
ton Co., Pa., trans Mar. 1861, rem to Bellecenter, 
Single, Tillie, June 3, 1900, ex, fr Paris, France. 
Slicer, Anna Bell, Aug. 8, 1869, ex, dau Walter S. fr Fredericks- 
town, Md., mr Frank \V. Blessing fr Greenville, O., res B, m. 
Slicer, Elizabeth, Sept 16, 1837, cert fr Dayton, dau Mr. Stover of 

Frederickstown, Md., wf of Walter S., d here March 18, 1886, 

ae 74. 
Slicer, Cecelia, March 7, 1874, ex, dau Walter S., mr Wm. Tim- 

monds, res Portland, Ind. 
Slicer, Lizzie, March 7, 1874, ex, dau Walter S., res B, m. 
Sloan, Andrew, V. S., Feb. 12, 1893, ex fr Zanesfield, d here Aug. 

8, 1896. 
Sloan, Anna, Dec. 3, 1882, cert, dau Dr. Andrew S., mr Mr. Grubbs, 

res B. 
Sloan, Susan, Dec. 3, 1882, cert, wf Dr. Andrew S., d Feb. 3, 1893, 


Sloat, Nancy, wf Alonzo S., rem to Clinton, 111., and d there. 

Smith, Berry, Jan. 28, 1900, ex, res B, m. 

Smith, Emma, Sept. 4, 1880, ex, dau Wm. S., mr D. W. Norton. 

Smith, Henry, July 14, 1855, cert. 

Smith, Edwin H., March 4, 1900, ex, res B, m. 

Smith, Isabella, March 3, 1895, ex fr Pennsylvania, dau Henry 

Albright of Lancaster, Pa., wf Vernon S., res B, m. 
Smith, John, om, Aug. 9, 1828, ex, came here 181 r, d before 1838. 
Smith, Lydia H., Nov. 10, 1855, cert, dau Mordacai Vernon of 

Chester Co., Pa., wf Robt. S. of Ludlow road, d Feb. 16, 1893, 

ae 73. 
Smith, Margaret, Nov. ro, 1855, cert, wf Andrew S. 
Smith, Maria E., Feb. 24, 1866, ex, dau Mr. Gibson, wf Berry 

5, res B, m. 

Smith, Anna M., March 5, 1876, ex, dau Berry S., d ab 1880, 
Smith, Helen May, Dec. 8, 1889, cert fr Zanesfield, dau Jno. May, 

wf W. E. S., res B, m. 
Smith, Sallie, Feb. 29, 1868, cert, step dau Lyman Cook, mr John 

Hollingsworth, res Iowa. 
Smith, Robert (long), Dec 3, 1871, ex fr Chattersford, Chester Co., 

Pa., son Robert S. of Wales, lived on Ludlow road, d March 

17, 1882, ae 73. 
Smith, Robert (broad), March 3, 1870, cert fr Spring Hill, d Jan. 

6, 1890, near Spring Hill, ae ab 80. 
Smith, Sarah, om 1828, wf John S., d. 

Smith, Bella, F^'eb. 20, 1898, cert, sister Henry Lawson, res B, m. 

Smith, Ella, May 24, 1873, cert, wf Joshua D. S. 

Smith, M. Roberta, Feb. 20, 1898, ex. 

Smith, Mrs. Maggie, Dec. 18, 1883, cert. 

Smith, Mrs. Maggie, May 31, 1874, cert. 

Smith, Margaret, March i, 1890, cert, dau Richard Armstrong, wf 
J. Crawford Smith, d June 13, 1890, ae 50. 

Smith, Rachel, March 3, 1870, cert, wf Robert S. (broad), of 
Spring Hill, d Aug. 15, 1884. 

Smith, Rebecca, March 3, 1895, ex, dau James Hemphill of Lan- 
caster, Pa., wf Wm. S., res B, m. 

Smith, Robert, March 17, 1882, d ab 1894, ae ab 80. 

Smith, Judge Robert, om 1828, mr Isabella Burnside, came fr 
Greenbrier Co., Va., in 181 1, d June 19, 1834. 

Smith, Sarah Olive, Dec. 8, 1889, ex, dau Robert and Elizabeth 
(Byers) S., res B, m. 


Smith, Vernon, March 3, 1895, ex, son Robert S. (long) res B, m. 

Smith, Wm. T., March 3, 1895, ex, son Robert S., res B, m. 

Smurthwaite, Hattie P., see Hattie P. Boyd. 

Sparr, Margaret J, see Margaret J. Granstaff. 

Spaulding, Julia, Dec. 7, 1884, cert fr Oberlin, music teacher, 

Spittle, Fred C, Dec. 7, 1899, ex, s Joseph S., res B, m. 
Spittle, Mary, Dec. 7, 1899, ^x, dau J. D. Emerson, wf Fred C. S., 

res B, m. 
Spaulding, Anna N., Dec. 7, 1884, cert fr Oberlin, ret there, 

music teacher, organist. 
Stamm, Elizabeth A., see Elizabeth A. Blair. 
Stamats, Harry C, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, s Walter S., res B, m. 
Stamats, Mack P., Sept. 4, 1892, ex, s Walter S., res B, m. 
Stamats, Alice F., Dec. 3, 1893, cert, wf Willard M. S., res B, m. 
Stamats, Emma, May 6, 1888, cert, wf Walter S., res B, m. 
Stamats, Nila C, March 3, 1895, ex, dau Walter S., res B, m. 
Stamats, Willard M., March 4, 1894, ex, res B, m. 
Stanton, James D., Feb. 27, 1867, ex, s Benj. Stanton, fr Mt. 

Pleasant, O., res Wheeling W. Va. 
Staples, Margaret, Feb. 2, 1856, ex, removed. 
Starr, Mary L., March 18, 1866, cert, dau H. N. F. Cowan, wf Wm. 

Starr, mr 2d, Mr. Fuller, rem to Sandusky, Soldier's Home, 

April 22, 1888. 
Starret, Mary M., March 22, 1855, ex, res Huntsville, O. 
Stelle, James, June 5, 1864, ex, mr Isabella, dau Robt. Patterson, 

removed to Columbus Grove, O. 
Steele, Martha L., Jan. 16, 1859, ex, dau Jas. S., of Bellecenter, fr 

Northwood, teacher, trans to Cherokee, d in Northwood. 
Steen, Mary E., Nov. 29, 1885, ex, fr Washington Co., Pa., dau 

Jas. S. of Va., res B, m. 
Steen, S. Melissa J., Dec. 8, 1889, ex, fr Washington Co., Pa., dau 

Jas. S., Va., res B, m. 
Steen, Milton, March i, 1867, ex, s James S., fr Brook Co., Va., 

d here. 
Steen, Mortimor Harris, March 4, 1896, ex, s M. S., res Dayton, O. 
Steen, Mattie E., see Mattie E. Bingham. 
Steen, Nellie G. A., Sept. 6, 1885, ex, dau Milton S., mr Wm, 

Kidder, res Springfield, O. 
Stevenson, Ann, see Ann Marquis. 
Stevenson, Charles A., March 5, 1882, ex, s Jos. S., 18, res B, m. 



Stevenson, Anna Mabel, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, 

23, res B, m. 

dau David M. S., 






















Stevenson, David M., 23, March 22, 
1855, ex, s T. M. S., res B, m. 

Stevenson, Elizabeth, 17, Sept 30, 
1831, ex, dau Rev Jos. S., nir 
Josiah Moore, rem ab 1859, to 
Gibson City, 111., d Aug. 26, 1882. 

Stevenson, Elsie D., March 5, 1893, 
ex, dau Jos. V. S., 31, res B, m. 

Stevenson, Gail Price, Feb. 20, 1898, 
ex, s Chas. A S. (s Jos, 18), 
res B, m. 

Stevenson, George N., June 3, 1883, 
ex, s Geo. Pogue S., supt. Sunday- 
school in D, res Duluth, Minn. 

Stevenson, Gilbert M., June 3, 1865, 
ex, s Jos. S., 18, elder, merchant, 
supt Tel Co., res B, m. 
Stevenson, George Pogue, Jan., 1857, ex, s Jos. S., 18, teacher, ed- 
itor, miller, R R agt, res Hamilton, O. 

Stevenson family — i John vStevenson, b England abt 1735, came to Head of Elk 
Co.. Pa, in 1750, m abt 1765, Mary McCowan, of Md. Abt 1780 moved to 
Pigeon Creek, Washington Co., Pa., and took a leading position there; 
was first elder of the Pres Ch ; first meeting of Presbytery of Redstone 
was held at his house (History Redstone Presbytery). He represented 
Washington Co. in the state legislature at Philadelphia, and d of small- 
pox at Hagerstown, Md., while returning home, Mar, 1785. ae 50 Mrs. 
Mary m 2nd Judge James Edgar; a man of high standing in church and 
state; she d Oct. 16, 1808. Chn, 2 Jane (McCcmb); 3 Wm.; 4 Jno, m Eliza- 
beth Stevenson; 5 James; 6 Saml.; 7 Robt ; 8 Jos.; 9 Mary (Miller) and 
10 Elizabeth (Mayes). 

Second generation — 8 Rev. Jos. (son John), founder and first pa.stor of this ch. 
(see sketch). Chn, 11 Mary; 12 Thos. Marquis; 13 Jane; 14 Sallie, d y; 
15 Jno McMillan; 16 Jas. Edgar; 17 Elizabeth; 18 Jos.; 19 Susannah, d y; 
20 Robt.; 21 Ann, d y. 

11 Mary (dau Rev. Jos.) b'1805, m. James Byers, 1823, d 1868, m. Chn, Jos. S., 

Thos. M.. Jno. Wilson, vSarah (Combs). Margaret (Jackson), Jas. E., Rachel 
A. (Hatcher), vSam'l, Eliza C (vSmith.) 

12 Thos. Marquis, (son of Rev. Jos.) b 1807, mr 1828, Judith Hover, d 1865 m. 

Chn 20 Sarah (Gilmore), 21 Rev. Jcseph H., 22 Peter d, 23 David M , 24 
Mary E , 25 Susannah, 26 I,ucinda A. (Silver), 27 Hannah J. (Koons), 
28 Maria C. (Mitchell). 

15 Rev. John McMillen, D. D , .see sketch chn of church m. 

16 James Edgar (s Rev. Jos.) b 1814, mr i Margaret Marquis, 1835, mr 2 1846. 

Hannah Moore Hover; res Raymore, Mo., m. Chn 29 Marion M., 30 John 
M., ^i Joseph v., 32 Geo. C, 33 Mary Ann, (mr Albert Kalb, res Mo.) 34 
Rev. Jas. Edward , 35 Sarah Belle, mr Jacob Ciriffith 

17 Elizabeth (d?u Rev. Jos.) b 1816, mr 1834 Josiah Moore, res Gibson Citv, 111., 

m. Chn, Jos W., Jas. I^., Jno. S.. Sarah C. (Huber), Wm. M., Geo. P. 

18 Joseph (s Rev. Jos.) see Sketch as Elder, m. 

20 Robert b, 1822. mr Nancy J. Osborn, 1850, d i860. Chn, David O., m, Charles 
C, Nannie K. 



Stevenson, Grace, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, dau Jos V. S., 31, res B, ni, 
Stevenson, Hannah, dau Mr. Hover, v^f James E. S., 16, trans 

Rayniore, Mo., May 11, 1878, d 
Stevenson, Hannah Jane, 27, Sept 29. i86r, ex, dau T. M. S., mr 

Prof. Frank M. Koons, trans N. Mansfield, Ct. 1882 (see child 

of chu). 
StfVtnson, Lucinda A., 26, Jan 1857, ex, dau Thos. Marquis S., 

mr Jose]")h R. Silver, res Topeka, Kan. 


Stevenson, James Edward, 34, March 1, 1876, ex, s James Edgar 

S., res Raymore, Mo., (see sketch child of chu). 
Stevenson, James Edgar, 16, s of Rev. Jos, S., trans Raymore. Mo., 

May II, 878, d there. 
Stevenson, Jas. K., April 14, i860, ex, s Jos. S., 18, trans Huntsville, 

1869, retd 1895, res Zanesfield. 
Stevenson, Jennette L., Jan. 5, 1864, cert fr Reynoldsburg, O., dau 

Mr. Thompson of New Richland, wf Geo. P. S., (see 18), d 

here Feb, 20, 1865, ae 24. 




Stevenson, Jessie W., Sept. 10, 1894, ex, dan David M. S., 23, res 

B, m. 
vStevenson, John McMillen, D. D., 15, 

Sept. 30, 1-^31, ex, s Rev. Joseph 

Stevenson (see chn of ch). 
Stevenson, John Milton, 30, Jan., 1857, 

ex, s Jas. E. S., res Dakota. 
Stevenson, Joseph H., 21, May 12, 1850, 

s Thos. Marquis S., pastor P. ch., 

Golconda, 111. (see chn of ch ». 
Stevenson, Joseph 18, bet 1840 and 

1845, cert fr Cheroke Run ch, 

s Rev. Joseph Stevenson, joined 

Cherokee Run June 6, 1840, res B, 

ni (see sk&tch). 
Stevenson, Jos. Edwin, March 4, 1876, 

ex, s Jos. S., 18, res B, m. 
Stevenson, Jos. V., 31, April 14, i860, 

ex, s of James E. S., res B, m. 

Stevenson, Judith, dan Mr. Hover, wf of Thos. M. S., 12, d Feb. 
12, 1865, ae 58. . 

Stevenson, Margaret Ann, bet 1840 
and 1845, cert fr Cherokee, dau 
Jas. Kerr, 3, wf Jos. Stevenson, 18, 
had prev. joined Cherokee Run 
■ch, Jan. 6, 1840, res B. m. 

Stevenson, Martha A., see Martha A. 

Stevenson, Mary Elizabeth, 24, Jan., 
1857, ex, dau Thos. Marquis S., 
res Atlanta, Ga (see chn ofch). 

Stevenson, Sue, 25, Dec. 5, 1863, cert 
fr Warsaw, dau T. M. S.. res 
Topeka, Kan. (see chn of ch). 

Stevenson, Marion M., 29, Oct, 15, 
1859, cert from Oxford ch, s Jas. 
E. Stevenson, killed July 20, 1861, 
in civil war. 


Stevenson, Amanda S., Sept. 2, 1876. 
cert, dau Joseph W. Kerr, wf David M. S., 23, res B, m. 




Stevenson, Emma L., May 14, 1887, cert, dau Mr. McAuley, wf 

James Edwin S., res B, m. 
Stevenson, Mina C, Jan. 26, 1879, cert, 
dau John W. Carr, wf Geo. Pogue 
S., res Hamilton, O. 
Stevenson, Sarah, om 1828, dau Thos. 
Marquis, 8, wf Rev. Joseph S , 8, 
d July 25, 1849, ae 68. See special 
Stevenson, Pearl, March 5, 1893, cert, 

dau Jos. V. S., 31, res B, m. 
Stevenson, Rev, R. D. M. Scott, June 
2, 1877, cert, s Jos. S., 18, pastor 
Pres. ch. Carmi, 111. See sketch 
chn of ch. 
Stevenson, Sarah, dau Thos. M. S., 
mr Wm. Gilmore, d Sept 7, 1870, 
ae 40. 

Stevenson, Sarah Bell, 35, March i, 
1876, ex, dau Jas. E. S., mr Jacob Griffith, res Kansas City, Mo. 
Stevenson, Sarah M., see Sarah M. Robb. 
Stevenson, Susan Ida, March 5, 1882, 
ex, dau Marquis Coen, wf Chas. 
A. S., 18, res B, m. 
Stevenson. Thos. M., 12, s Rev. Jos. 
S., d Topeka, Kan., Dec. 27, 1883, 
ae 76, see sketch Elders. * 

Stewart, Anna, see Anna Bergen. 
Stewart, Catherine, Feb. 20, 1898, cert 
fr Rushsylvania, dau Samuel S. of 
Springfield, O., res B, m. 
Stewart, Edna B., Nov. 29, 1885, ex, 
dau John K. S., trans to M. E. ch, 
res Columbus, O. 
Stewart, EflEie May, Nov. 19, 1885, ex, 

dau Mrs. Jennie S. 
Stewart, Gertrude B., Nov. 29, 1885, 

ex, dau John K. S., trans. 
Stewart, Mary E., Feb. 24, 1867, ex, 

dau Jas. S., res Knoxville, Tenn., unm. 
Stewart, Minnie V., Dec. 8, 1889, ex, dau Perry S., d. 




Stewart, Jennie, March 4, 1876, ex, wf Perry S., res B 

Stewart, Jane, April 20, 1833. 

Stewart, Perry, Feb. 28, 1885, cert, d t 

here Dec. 1886. 
Stinchcomb, Bertha E., see Bertha E. ' 

Campbell. I 

Stough, Carrie M., see Carrie M. 

St. John, Rebecca J., Jan., 1857, ex, 

dau Mr. Toland, wf R. H. St. J., 

res Cleveland, O. 
St. John, R. H., Sept. 5, 1868, ex, d 

Cleveland, O , see sketch Sunday 

school superintendent. 
Stover, Alice W., Feb. 2, 1856, ex, dau 

James Stover, res West Liberty, 

O , m. 
Stover, Charlotte, Dec 22, 1854, ex, 

wf James S. fr Frederick.stown, 

Md., d here July 24, 1883. 
Stover, Anna M., Jan. 1857, ex, dau James S., mr John Lindsey, 

res Detroit, Mich. 



vStover, James, Dec. 22, 1854, ex, fr 
Frederickstown, Md., d Dec. 2, 

Strother, Eliza, Aug. 27, 185 1, ex, mr 
I Hiram S., who d here abt 1880, 
ae 70, mr 2 W. Neriah McMichael. 

Sutton, Jane, see Jane McCoid. 

Swan, John, Aug. 21, 1853, cert Buck 
Creek, d i860, ae 51 

Swan, Lottie, dau J. S., res Decatur, 
111., teacher, had a great strong 
sweet voice, mr James Lake. 

Swan, Susan, Aug. 21, 1853, cert, wf 
J. S., d June 4, 1859, ae 59. 

Talcott, Asa G., Feb. 24, 1867, cert, 
res Silver Creek, N. Y. 

Tam, Cora L., Mar. 5, 1882, ex, dau 

Alice Tam, mr Earl Perkins, res Des Moines, Iowa. 
Tarbutton, Carrie A., Nov. i, 1885, ex, dau G. T. 




Tarn, Sarah Alice, Aug. 30, 1874, ex, dau Jno. Miller, wf Col. Jos, 

S. T., res Des Moines, Iowa, 
Tarbutton, Geo. Ross, Dec. 6, 

1894, ex, s G. T. 
Tarbutton, Arrie, Dec. 7, 1884, 
cert fr Huntsville, dau Abr. 
Elder, wf Geo. T., res Day- 
ton, O. 
Taylor, Anna M., Jan. 26, 1900, 

ex, res B m. 
Taylor, Henry, Nov. 29, 1843, ex, 

s. Geo. T., res Stokes tp. 
Taylor, Emma L., see Emma 

L. Freer. 
Taylor, Jane, Nov. 29, 1843, see 

Jane Marquis. 
Taylor, Edward A., Jan. 26, 

1900, ex, res B, m. 

Taylor, I. C, Jan. 12, 1850, ex, 

s Sam'l T. of Va., trans, 

prob a physician of DeGraff and West Liberty. 

Taylor, Joseph W., Jan. 1857, ex, s Henry T., res near Reservoir. 

Taylor, Capt. Lewis, March 25, 1875, ex, s Sam'l Taylor, fr near 

Harper's Ferry, Va., d Apr. 2, 1875. 
Taylor, Lizzie, July 6, 1886, cert, dau Mr. McGowan, wf T. O. T., 

res Columbus, O. 
Taylor, Alice, June 3, 1897, cert, dau Mahlon T., res B, m. 
Taylor, Amanda M., June 3, 1897, cert, dau Thomas Gore of Lou- 
don county, Va., wf Mahlon T., d Oct. 28, 1898, ae 75. 
Taylor, Mary, Feb. 24, 1867, cert, dau Mr. Musselman of Port 

Jefferson, O., wf Capt. Lewis T., res Carthage, Mo. 
Taylor, Thos. Oscar, July 6, 1886, cert, s Mahlon K. T., res Co- 
lumbus, O., 
Tharp, lola, see lola P. Henry. 
Thomas, Amanda B., March i, 1878, cert, wf W. P. T., now Mrs. 

Smithers of Burlington, Iowa, 
Thomas, Wm. P., March i, 1878, cert, d. 

Thompson, Bertha E., Dec. 8, 1889, ex, dau Smith R. T., resB, m. 
Thompson, Nancy, see Nancy Watson. 
Thompson, Catherine Ann, Jan. 16, 1859, ex, trans. 
Thompson, Ellen, Dec. 8, 1889, cert, wf J. T., res B, m. 



Thompson, John, Dec. 8, 1889, ex, res B, m. 

Thompson, Mabel C, vSept. 6, 
1885, ex, dau J. T., res B, m. 

Thompson, Leonora, March 7, 
1897. ex, wf S. Mark T., 
res B, ni. 

Thompson, Aseneth M., March 
7, 1874, cert, dau Chas, 
Rockwell, of Conn., wf 
Smith R. T., res B, m. 

Timmons, Cecelia, see Cecelia 

Thornhill, Belle W., Oct. 29, 
1894, cert, dan A. B. Walk- 
er, Jackson, O., mr F. T T. 

Timberlake, Matilda, see Matil- 
da Hoffman. 

Traul, Lee E., Dec. 9, 1894, ex, 
re.s B, m. 

Trautwein, Henry, Jan. 31, 1895, 
cert, res Springfield, O. 



Trautwein, Sallie B., June 2, 1895, 
cert, res Springfield, O, 

Turner, Almira S., Jan. 30, 1863, ex, 
dau Alexander Rhodes, fr Ran- 
dolph county. Va., mr r Edward 
T., mr 2 Arthur Rhodes, res 
Indianapolis, Ind. 

Turner, Edward, Jan. 30, 1863, cert fr 
Franklin, O., rem. 

Turner, Jos. Andrew, Feb. 20. 1898, 
ex, s Thos J., (s Jos., s Jno. 
(below) T.), res B, m. 

Turner, John, om 1828, d near De- 
Graff, very old. 

Turner, Lena. Feb. 20, 1898, ex, dau 

J. A. T., res B, m. 
Turner, Sophronia, Nov. 7, 1871, cert. 


Turner, Georgiana, Dec. 5, 1897, cert, dau Jno. Grimes, wf J A, 

T., .res B, m, 
Tuttle, Almira, March 18, 1866, cert, wf D. T. 
Tuttle, Daniel, March 18, 1866, cert, rem to Springfield, O., ab 

1874, music teacher. 
Underwood, Lida, see Lida Currier. 

VanEaton, Luella F,, Feb. 24, 1880, ex, dau Jos. C. V., mr Stan- 
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VanEaton, Sarah E., see Sarah E. Bennett. 
VanMeter, Mary, Dec. 7, 1899. cert Rushsylvania, O., dau Henry 

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VanMeter, Henry, Apr. 15, 1900, cert Rushsylvania, O., resB, m. 
Waggoner Sylvia, Feb, 6, 1887, ex, organist, trans. 
Walker, Anna E., Dec, i, 1866, cert, dau Mr, Buckingham, of 

Springfield, O.. wf Sam'l W,, d ab 1885 at Council Bluffs, I3. 
Walker, Elizabeth, dau Mr. Funk, wf Jas. Walkar, wagon maker, 

d July 30, 1875, ae ab 80. 
Walker, Elizabeth, June 25, 1857, cert fr Cecil county, Md,, dau 

Wm, Louther, wf Wm, W., d July 30, 1861, ae 75. 
Walker, James, Feb. 28, 1867, ex, s Wm. Walker attorney, d 

here July 23, 1885, ae 60. 
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Walker, Mabel, Dec. 8, 1889, ex, dau Jas. Walker, res B, m. 
Walker, Mary H,, Feb, 28, 1867, ex, dau Frederick Hanger, of 

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Walker, Sarahbella, March 6, 1876, ex, dau Jas. W. atty, wf 

Robt. P. McColloch, res Anthony, Kan. 
Walker, William, June 25, 1857, cert, s Jos. W,, of Washington 

county, Pa., (s Wm., Cumberland, Pa. ) d here May 1865, ae 78. 
Wallace, Christina, see Christina Hawthorn. 
Wallace, James Fuller, Dec. 6, 1896, cert fr Greeley, Col., s Dr. 

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Wallace, Dr, J. P,, June 10, 18^71, cert, s Rev, Samuel and Nancy 

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Wallace, Hallet D., Feb. 20, 1898, ex, s Dr. Jas. P. W., res B, m. 

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O , wf Rev. Samuel Wallace, res 
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Wallace, Nannie E., Dec. 6, 1896, cert 
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wf Paul O. Batch, res B, m. 

Wallace, William G., Dec. 6, 1896, 
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Ward, Jane, June 28, 1861, cert fr 
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Ward, Lucretia, Dec. 3, 1882, ex. 

Ward, W. K., June 28, 1861, cert fr 
Urbana, trans Illinois. 

Watkins, Elizabeth, wf James W. 

Watkins, Henry, before 1844 lived near 
Rushsylvania, moved west and d. 

Watkins, Louisa, before 1844, dau Mr. Brockerman, wf Henry W., 
moved west. 

Watkins, James. 

Watr-on, Jane, Aug. 9, [828, dau Wm. and Ruth W., joined Chero- 
kee Run ch June, 1829, on cert fr B, d before 1831. 

Watson, Nancy, member in B 1829, dau Wm. W., nir Jason Thomp- 
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Watson, Ruth, June 10, 1859, cert fr Cherokee, was from County 
Tyrone, Ireland, wf Wm. W., d in 1861, ae 63. 

Watson, Sarah, om, Aug. 7, 1828, ex, dau Wm. and Ruth W., sis 
Dr. David W., mr Thos. Irwin, d here ab 1880, ae ab 75. 

Walter, Eliza M. C, Jan. 14, i860, ex, dau Thos. Carson of North- 
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Walter, John C, Jan 14, i860, ex, s Jacob W. of near Mifflinsville, 
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Weaver, Joseph W., Sept. i, 1889, cert fr Canada, elder, res B, m. 

Weaver, Alice, see Alice Jamison. 

Webster, Dola L., April 18, 1897, ex, res Cleveland, O. 

Wellman, Anna A., Sept. 20, 1899, cert fr St. Elmo, Tenn., wf 
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Wellman, Moses B., Aug, 27, 1851, cert, d here in 1863, ae ab 60. 

West, Clara E., April 18, 1897, ex, dau J. E. W., res B, m. 




West, Samuel A., M. D., Jan. 16, 1887, cert, d here April 7, 1890, 

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West, Elizabeth W., June 14, 185 1, 
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June 22, 1871. 
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Judge W. H. W., supt. Sunday- 
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West, Johnson E., April 18, 1897, ex, 

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West, Samuel E., Feb. 20, 1898, ex, 

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West, Wm. Fullington, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, s W. A. W., res B, m. 
West, Wm. H., attorney, judge of 

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Wheeler, Margaret, see Margaret 


White, Eliza Ann, Aug. 24, 1850, ex, 

dau Wm. W., mr Daniel McCoy, 

res near B, m. 

Whiteas, Thomas, brick mason, helped 

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Whiteas, Mrs., wf Thos. W., d in 

Huntsville, O. 
Whitehead, Anna M., Feb. 4, 1889, 

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Whitehead, Geraldine, Feb. 4, 1889, 

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Whitehead, Jessie M., Feb. 4, 1889, 

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Whitehead, Rebecca A., Feb. 4, 1889, 

cert fr Buck Creek, O., dau Mr. Morrison, wf Edward W., 


d Spring 1900. 




Whitworth, Katie, see Katie Kernan. 

Wilkinson, Hattie E., Dec. 7, 1879, cert fr Troy, O., wf J. C. 

Wilkinson, fine singer, was in the choir, rem ab 1884. 
Wilkinson, J. C, Dec. 7, 1879, cert, shoemaker, rem 1884. 
Wilkinson, Walter, Dec. 7, 1879, cert fr Troy, O., s J. C. W., rem. 
Williams, Jane, April 20, 1833, cert fr Bath, dau Isabella W, res 

Williams, Isabella, April 20, 1833, cert f r Bath. 

Williams, Wilhelmina, Nov. 9, 1899, cert Rushsylvania, res B, m. 
Wilson, Alexander, April 8, 1835, cert fr Cadiz, O., rem west. 
Wilson, Ebenezer, om, Aug. 9, 1828, fr Hancock Co., d near 

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Wilson, Emery J., March 4, 1894, ex, s Dr. J. H. W., res B, m. 
Wilson, Jane, March 13, 1834, cert fr Bloomingsburg, O., wf Robt. 

R. W. 
Wilson, Joseph H., M. D., March i, 1878, ex, res B, m. 
Wilson, John, April i, 1848, ex fr Mercer Co., Pa., carpenter, d 

March 21, 1870, ae 61, 
Wilson, Legusta M., March 4, 1894, ex, dau Dr. J. H. W., res B, m. 
Wilson, Margaret, March 13, 1834, cert fr Bloomingsburg, dau 

Robt R. W. 
Wilson, Mary Luella, see Mary Luella Emery. 

Wilson, Harriett F., Dec. 6, 1896, cert, milliner, rem Springfield, d. 
Wilson, Nancy, April i, 1848, ex, dau Mr. Gass of Georgetown, O., 

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Wil.son, Robert R., March 13, 1834, cert fr Bloomingsburg, O. 
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Wood, James Roy, March 4, 1894, ex, s R. B. W., res B, m. 
Wood, Margaret, Oct. i, 1831, ex, dau Matthew W., mr. Elijah 

Parker, rem to Mo., and d there Aug. 19, 1887, ae 73. 
Wood, Martha M., see Martha M. Kerr. 
Wood, Matthew, June 16, 1829, cert, fr Sanghewar, Dumfreshire, 

Scotland, May 26, 1818, d here Oct. 1855, ae 75. 
Wood, Mary, Aug. 3, 1829, cert, dau Mr. Parker of Scotland, wf 

Matthew W., d here May, 1844, ae 60. 
Wood, Nancy, June 2, 1895, cert, dau James McCammen of Zanes- 

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Wood, Ransom B, June 2, 1895, cert, s R. W, merchant, 

res li, m. 


Wood, Ralph, June 2, 1895, cert, s R. B. W., res B, m. 
Wood, Ransom Knox, June 2, 1895, cert, s R. B. W., res B, m. 
Wood, Robert, Feb. 8, 1832, ex, s Matthew W., d here ab i860, 

Woodworth, Cornelia E., March 7, 1897, trans Clarksburg, W. Va. 
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Wren, John, Jan, 5, i860, ex. 

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March 26, 1899. 
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March 26, 1899. 
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March 26, 1899. 
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Robert Y. 
Young, Margaret, adm Cherokee Run ch June 19, 1829, fr B, wf 

Robert Y. 
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B, m. 


Young, Robert, adm Cherokee Run ch June 19, 1829, fr B. 
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res B, m. 
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res B, m. 
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Zimmerman, Louis, Jan. 28, 1900, ex, s L. W. Z., res B, m. 
Zoz, Bernard, Feb. 20, 1898, ex, res B, m. 
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Zoz, Robert W., Feb. 20, 1898, ex, s Bernard Z., res B, m. 





Abraham, 142, 188 
Adams, 5, 139, 141, 142, 

150, 188. 237, 243 
Aikin, 233 

Akey, 38, 150, 169, 183 
Albright, 259 
Alexander, 7, 80, 106, 129, 

139, 146. 149, 151, 205, 

237, 246 
Allen, 107, 202 
Allison, 20. I69 
Allmon, 102. 112 
Altman, 257 
Anderson, 9, 58, 102. 169, 

202, 203, 221,224, 229 
Andrews, 140 
Annat, 112, 166 
Ansley, 254 
Apple, 169 
Argo, 127, 146 
Arian, 214 
Armer, 14,106 
Armstrong, 106, 107, 150, 

181, 199, 257 
Arnett, 216 
Arrowsmith, 203 
Ash, 30, 254 
Askren, 31 
Babbitt, 19, 113 
Backus, 10 
Badger, 10, 11 
Ball, 136 
Ballard, 219, 223 
Barnett, 268, 269 
Barnhart, 145 
Barr, 253 
Bartholomew, 6, 127, 133, 

146, 147 
Barton, 256 
Bartram, 106, 112, 255 
Bassett, 206 
Battershall, 236 
Beabout, 181 
Beal, 169 
Beale, 147 
Beall, 139 
Beaty, 136 
Beddow, 155 
Beebe, 140 
Beecher, 85 
Beelman, 102, 107, 108 
Bell, 150 

Bellville, 17, 138, 155 
Bentley, 41 

Bennett, 3, 4, 20, 56, 60, 94, 

109, 110. 139, 163 
Bergen, 2, 20, 24, 41, 42, 

72, 73, 122, 154, 159, 169, 

Bergert, 147 
Berry man, 55 
Bigham, 45, 1 10, 216 
Bird, 102 
Black, 28 
Blessing, 102, 103 
Blythe, 128, 141, 143 
Bodell, 21, 113, 114 
Boggs, 133, 145 
Bon ham, 236 
Bowman, 38 
Boyd, 3, 5, 54, 107 
Braden, 216, 246 
Bradfute, 94, 103 
Brand, 170, 272 
Brandon, 106, 112, 170 
Brockerman, 269 
Brooks, 20, 89, 141 
Brown, 6, 27, 30, 101, 102, 

107, 110, 120, 130, 150, 

193, 247, 255, 257 
Brunner, 195 
Bryant, 56, 112, 182, 185 
Buchanan, 3, 68, 69, 94, 

102, 106, 152, 160, 163 
Buckingham, 268 
Buick, 231 
Bunker, 170, 251 
Burgess, 10 
Burnside, 130, 259 
Burt, 113 
Burton, 31 
Bushey, 6 
Byers, 5, 27, 29, 73, 74, 76, 

102, 104, 106, 107, 108, 

109, 116, 117, 154, 161, 

163, 169,210,237,259,261 
Caldwell, 143, 236 
Calender, 55, 213 
Calland, 137, 145 
Callinder, 192 
Campbell, 3, 5, 6, 7, 30, 

55, 63, 64, 78, 87, 94, 102, 

107, 109, 112, 137, 145, 

162, 163, 168, 170, 177, 

214, 254, 257, 258 
Canby, 29 
Cannon, 200 
Carpenter, 68 

Carr, 100, 147, 264 
Carrick, 221 
Carson, 149, 255, 269 
Carter, 220, 221 
Cartmell, 250 
Chalfant, 7, 94, 106, 108, 

112, 170 
Chambers, 109 
Chapman, 140, 142, 150 
Childs, 196 
Clancy, 70, 232 
Clark, 7, 10, 30, 127, 133, 

138, 146, 236, 253 
Clary, 137 
Claybaugh, 43 
Clements, 203 
Clyde, 146 
Cobain, 109, 221, 223 
Coe, 10 

Coen, 27, 29, 236, 264 
CgfFenberger, 184 
Coflet, 141 
Coldren, 170, 185 
Cole, 183 
Colley, 184 
Collins, 78, 94, 102, 134, 

135, 143, 146, 221, 223, 

234, 235 
Colmery, 143 
Colville, 119,236 
Combs, 73, 74, 261 
Comely, 4, 30 
Connard, 253 
Cook, 4, 27, 30, 45, 139, 

141, 142, 154, 181, 237, 

Cooke, 149 
Cooper, 137 
Corbett, 73 
Corrv, 106 
Coterill, 181 
Coulter, 29, 102, 103, 107, 

Cover, 245 
Cowan, 138 
Co wen, 236 
Cowgill, 220 
Cox, 40 
Craig, 145 
Cresswell, 169 
Crockett, 206 
Crothers, 35 
Currie, 49, 197 
Curry. 236 



Cushman, 170 

Dailey, 221 

Darrah, 143 

Davies, 2, 23, 48, 49, 94 

Davis, 31. 54, 94, 110, Hi, 

Dawson. 109 
Deer, 146 
Defrees, 102, 106, 107, 110, 

112, 213 
Denison, 151 
Denny, 255 
Dewitt, 38, 58, 211, 226 
Dickey 10, 35, 139 
Dickinson, 6, 106, 112, 

146, 170, 237 
Dickson 137 
Doane, 144, 145 
Dobbins, 10, 131 
Dodds, 102, 103 
Doolittle, 103 
Dorwin, 64, 98, 99, 137, 

169, 170 

Douglas, 91, 138, 147, 183, 

242, 252 
Dow, 10, 66, 102 
Downs, 247 

Drake, 128, 141, 142, 252 
Duff, 221 
Dunaway, 143 
Dunlap, 124, 146 
Durkee, 4, 94, 99, 141, 

163, 169 
Duval, 226 
Dysert, 227 
Early, 151 
Earsbme, 102, 201 
Ebling, 247 
Echelberg, 233 
Edgar, 155, 261 
Edwards, 141 
Edmundson, 131, 133, 134, 

136, 221 
Elcock, 127, 146, 152 
Elder, 266 
Elliott, 103, 106, 140, 230, 

Emerson, 6, 106, 112, 143, 

150, 170, 260 
Emery, 5, 94, 107, 110. 112, 

170, 210 
Ellis, 137 
Erter, 137 
Erwin, 189 
Ewing, 236 
Fancher, 249 

Paris, 3, 5, 7, 31. 55, 74, 
75, 76, 94, 104, 110, 116, 
154, 161, 169, 170, 237, 

Fehl, 75, 107, 161, 190 

Ferguson, 150, 251 

F'erree. 237 

Fichthorn, 5. 6, 170 

Findley, 20, 43 

Fishbaugh, 253 

Fisher, 59, 2(X5 

Fitzpatrick, 241 

Flack, 150 

Fleming, 253 

Fowl, 170, 

Fowler, 237 

Frazer. 106 

Freer, 102 

Frey, 76, 77,110, 112 

Fromme. 94 

Fuller, 3, 41, 59, 60, 152, 

154, 170 
Fullerton, 35 
Fullington, 270 
Fulton, 77, 78, 94, 96, 152, 

163, 234 
Galaway, 232 
Galbreath, 5, 94, 137, 141, 

145, 163, 230 
Gardner, 29, 31 
Garland, 140 
Garvey,65. 268 
Garvin, 189 
Garwood, 237 
Gass, 271 

Gebby, 138, 146, 181 
George, 92 
Ghormley, 78, 107, 108, 

133, 134, 135, 141, 143 
Gibson, 198, 259 
Giffin 7, 27, 29 
Gilchrist, 255, 256 
Gill, 128, 141, 142 
Gillespie,86, 161 
Gillett, 9, 130 
Gilmore, 261 
Ginn, 122 
Givens, 208 
Glover, 140, 141, 150 
Goe, 5, 106 
Goff, 241 
Goodwin, 170 
Gordon, 9, 31 
Gore, 266 
Grabiel, 79, 80, 81, 

143, 146, 149, 161 
Graham, 11, 100, 230 
Gray, 195, 255 
Greer. 137 
Gregg, 2. 19, 24, 37,38 

104, 109, 113, 117, 

133, 154, 155, 157, 

169, 170, 272 
Griffin, 6, 112, 132 
Griffith, 236, 237, 255, 


Grimes, 27, 30, 268 
Grubbs, 258 
Gunn, 15, 27, 29, 244 
Guy, 138 
Hall, 29 
Hamer, 147 
Hamilton, 6, 112, 152, 166, 

170, 213, 221 
Hanger, 268 
Hannon, 198 
Harl)ert, 146 
Harner, 6, 112. 182 
Harris, 11, 145, 215 




Harrison, 246 

HarraufT, 248 

Hartwell, 107 

Hatcher, 261 

Hawley, 5 

Hawthorne, 102 

Haves. 74 

Hays, 145 

Hearst, 228 

Heller, 149 

Hemphill, 6, 29, 138, 139, 

146, 147, 149, 259 
Hemp.stead, 141, 143 
Henderson, 3, 58. 109, 168 
Henr)\ 3, 63, 235, 255 
Herln, 250 
Hildebrand, 140 

Hill, 142, 151, 255 

Hillman, 142 

Hoffman, 241 

Hofner. 170 

Hoge, 11, 16, 43, 52, 64, 
122, 208, 236 

Hollyday, 2, 17, 24. 35, 
36, 37, 52, 140, 141, 153, 
154, 159, 175, 177, 250 

HoUingsworth, 259 

Hoff, 257 

Honnell, 128, 129, 133, 145, 

147, 148, 149 
Hoon, 146 

Hoover, 89, 94, 131, 133, 

134. 135, 148 
Hopkins, 146, 182 
Horst, 147 
Hosack, 243 
Houtz, 71 
Houston, 12, 257 
Hover, 52, 54, 57, 88, 161, 

214, 234, 257, 261, 262. 

How, 150 
Howard, 6, 149 
Howell, 138 
Howenstine, 5, 102, 106, 

107, 112, 152, ia5, 170, 

Hubbard, 53, 246 
Huber, 62, 145, 169, 261 
Huffman, 100, 183 
Hughes, 9, 11, 33, 187 
Hukill, 138, 146 
Huling, 145 
Hull, 205 
Humacker, 150 
Humphreys, 137 
Hunter, 134, 135 
Huntington, 77, 96, 206 
Hurst, 187 
Huston, 4, 145, 184, 192, 

Hutchins, 106 
Ingham, 140, 141 
Irving. 54, 250 
Irwin, 31, 52, 78, 107, 108, 

112, 133, 134, 137, 150, 

Ireland, U9 



Jackson, 169, 189, 261 

Jameson, 146, 150 

Jamison, 69, 142, 194 

Jenks, 11 

JoHantgen, 237 

Johnson, 27, 68, 132, 270 

Johnston, 54, 112, 214, 227 

Jones, 6, 236 

Jordan, 94, 102, 107, 170 

Kalb, 2, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 
38. 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 
64, 78, 80,84,94,102, 106, 
107, 108, no, 112, 122, 
143, 144. 146, 148, 151, 
152, 154, 162, 170, 171, 
172, 174, 175,252,261 

Kauffman, 252 

Kautzman, 102 

Keller, 3, 70,71, 94, 102 

Kelly, 241 

Kelsey, 76, 205 

Kemper, 8 

Kennedy, 3, 4, 6, 10, 20, 
58, 59, 94, 102, 103, 107, 
109, 110, 162, 170, 250 

Kephart, 63, 192 

Kerr, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 31, 52, 
53, 65, 88, 94, 102, 104, 
106, 107, 109, 110, 112, 
116, 133, 154, 163, 168, 
169, 170, 194, 263, 272 

Kernan, 120, 170, 246 

Kenton, 142 

Kidder, 260 

Kincaid, 181 

Kingsbury, 86, 206 

Kinsinger, 241 

Kirk wood, 29, 130, 140, 
141, 195 

Kline, 246 

Kloepfer, 145 

Knight, 102, 112, 187 

Knox, 110, 169, 170 

Koons, 90, 91. 261, 262 

Krouscup, 28 

Kumler, 129, 145 

L,ackey, 253 

I^ake, 169 

I,amb, 30, 78, 93, 104, 110, 
112, 116 

I,ambard, 139 

lyambert, 146 

I,aporte, 204 

Latton, 60 

I^aughlin, 146 

Lawrence, 170, 249 

L,awson, 259 

L,ease, 253 

Ivcister, 30, 237 

Icemen, 94, 102, 107, 227 

I,eonard, 94 

I^ideigh, 149 

lyindemuth 182, 185 

Undley, 112 

I^ockhart, 122 

I^oftus, 268 

lyoofborrow, 107, 170 

lyord, 27, 30, 43 

I^outher, 268 

Ivowe, 198 

L,ower, 146 

Ivowrey, 146, 148 

Ivusk, 68, 188 

I^yle, 142, 237 

I.ynn, 146 

L,yon, 53 

Mack, 147 

Mackey, 38, 169, 244 

MacCauley, 153 

Macolmson, 31 

Madison, 118 

Mahan, 133 

Mains, 139, 146 

Makemson, 147 

March, 143 

Marlette, 181 

Marmon, 95 

Marquis, 3, 4, 9. 11,16,27, 
29, 30, 31, 33, 50, 51, 52, 
57, 82. 102, 109, 112, 116, 
118, 119, 120, 121, 132, 
138, 139, 141, 142, 152, 
153, 154, 155, 168, 181, 
203, 204, 245, 246, 249, 
252, 255, 256, 261, 263, 

Marsh, 99 

Marshall, 142, 208 

.Marshman, 146 

Martin, 29, 67, 91, 146, 
147, 170, 225 

Mason, 206 

Maison, 220 

Matthews, 137 

May, 4, 259 

Mays, 138, 139, 145 

Mead, 250 

Means, 137 

Meeks, 17, 127, 138, 155 

Merrill, 11, 35 

Millett, 254 

Milner, 141, 190 

Miller, 4, 5, 6, 31, 95, 99, 
106, 109, 110, 140, 141, 
142, 163, 196, 213 235, 
241, 248, 252, 266 

Mitchell, 12, 78, 105, 107, 
141, 145,206,261 

Monroe, 136 

Montgomery, 134 

Moody, 143 

Moore, 3, 4, 6, 27, 28, 30, 
31, 51, 61, 62, 109, 116, 
121, 130, 136, 137, 141, 
145, 154, 168, 250, 252, 
255, 256, 257, 261 

Morris, 49, 140 

Morrison, 5, 27, 30, 55, 74, 
190, 203, 204, 221, 222, 
229, 236, 243, 270 

Morrow, 205, 221 

Mo.sgrove, 211 

Moss, 200 

Mullen, 209 

Murphy, 145 

Murray, 73 

Musselman, 137, 266 
Myers, 80, 218 
McAdin, 141, 142 
McAra, 245 
McAtee, 150 
McAuley, 264 
McBeth, 141, 208, 209, 246, 

McCammon, 271 
McCaulev, 236 
McClay, "130, 140 
McClellan, 52, 53 
McClure, 29, 139, 169, 216 
McCoid, 27, 30, 138 
McColloch, 3, 6,28,31,61, 

63, 95, 102, 107, 110, 112, 

143, 148, 163, 205, 211, 

237, 255 
McComb, 31, 261 
McCormick, 6, 78, 104, 

106, 107, 134, 162, 239, 

244, 246 
McCoy, 9, 31 y 104, 118, 

130, 132, 138, 141, 142, 

198, 202, 237, 245, 248, 

251, 270 
McCowan, 261 
McCracken, 3, 5, 7, 27, 30, 

52, 53,81,82,95, 102,103, 

105, 106, 107. 109, 110, 

112, 128, 135, 141, 143, 

154, 163, 213, 221, 222, 

223, 227, 236, 250 
McCrary, 215 
McCune, 237 
McCurdy, 9, 10, 11 
McElhenney, 246 
McElree, 5 
McElroy, 145 
McFerran, 136 
McFadden, 215 
McGowan, 266 
McGruder, 254 
Mcllvain, 3, 62, 63, 95, 

110, 163 
McKee, 6, 30, 95, 97, 202, 

203, 209, 221 
McKinney, 72 
McKinnon, 196 
Mclyain, 146, 194 
Mcl^aughlin, 3 4, 5, 7, 66, 

67, 95, 102, 106, 112, 146, 

157, 163, 166, 169, 170, 

207, 209, 221, 223, 247, 

McMichael, 265 
McMeen, 134 
McMillen, 3, 9, 69, 80, 95, 

102, 119, 254 
McNutty, 138 
McNay, 246 
McNiel, 150 
McPherson. 28 
Nachtrieb, 196 
Neal, 236 
Nelson, 5, 27, 30, 102, 112, 

138, 141, 142, 154, 169, 

221, 231, 255 



Neer, 170 

Newell, 5, 29, 82, 121, 130, 
131, 132, 13(3, 205, 213, 
23(5, 237, 238 • > 

Nichols, 106, 110. 112, 170, 

Niven, 5, 6, 7, 95, 103, 106, 
107, 108, 112, 163, 170, 
192. 221, 244 
Noble, 170 
Oatmaii, 161, 189 
Ogden, 163, 170, 258 
Olds, 208, 272 
Odor, 6, 7, 102, 142, 221, 

237, 241, 246 
Orr, 273 
Osborii, 261 
Palmer, 187 
Parish, 28, 137, 147 
Park, 238 

Parks, 51, 118, 119, 139, 
203, 229, 235, 236, 237, 
Parker, 66, 110, 170, 231, 

Patterson, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. 12, 
16, 27, 28, 30, 35, 37, 51, 
52,53,59,61,95, 106, 109, 
110, 112, 120, 121, 12(5, 
131, 132, 136, 153, 154, 
159, 162, 163, 169, 170, 
230, 251, 260 
Patton, 87, 146 
Peebles, 193 
Peoples, 134 
Perkins, 141 
Perrine, 236 
Pettit, 107 
Philbrick, 146 
Pickrell, 130 
Plum, 112 
Pogue, 9, 12, 127, 130, 138, 

139, 141 
Polk, 17, 138, 155 
Pollock, 54, 82, 83,84, 104, 

109, 110, 170, 195 
Porter, 4, 27, 30, 168, 170, 

Post, 105 
Prater, 248 
Pratt, 183 
Price, 107, 169, 228 
Pringle, 187 

Raffensperger, 2, 19, 20, 
24, 38, 39, 40, 41, 89, 122, 
142, 154, 158, 1(52 
Rambo, 192 
Rathmell, H7 
Reader, 27, 30 
Reams, 237, 238 
Reed, 27, 31, 208, 230, 236 
Reid, 234, 255 
Rexer, 234 

Reynolds, 140, 1 15, 169, 200 
Rhodes, 2(37 
Rice, 8, 43 
Richards, 225 
Ridgeway, 95, 102, 170 

Riddle, 5, 6, 7, 81,^95, 102, 
103, 106, 107, 108, 110, 
152, 163, 170, 174 

Rife, 102, 103, 107 

Rish, li7 

Ritchie, 146 

Robb, 2, 16, 27, 29, 30, 50, 
63 82, 95, 121, 138, 139, 
141, 142, 153, 154, 162, 
181 193, 195, 204, 235, 
236, 237, 246 

Robbins, 38 

Roberts, 15, 74, 236, 237 

Robinson, 9, 10, 12, 16, 
114, 122, 130, 131 

Rockwell, 267 

Rockwood, 62 

Rogers, 141 

Ross, 139, 145 

Rovster, 54 

Runkle, 140 

Rutan, 142 

Rutter, 241 

.Sacket, 127,128, 141, 155 

Sample, 10 

vSandford, 214 

vSands, 187 

Schaeffer, 98 

Schell, 209 

Schockley, 127 

Schooler, 31 

Scott, 27, 29, 30, 131, 134, 
136, 139, 146, 245, 258 

Secrest, 130, 140 

Secrist, 27, 29, 140 

Seeger, 53 

Seger, 234 

Sessler, 227 

.Shannon, 226 

Sharpe, 251 

Shaw, 84, 95, 96, .97. 107, 
110, 112, 161, 1(33, 170 

vShepard, 183 

Shepherd, 228 

Sherman, 199 

Sherrat, 146 

Shields, 29 

Shocklev, 133, 146 

Shuffleton, 188 

Sigler, 38 

.Silver, 58, 91, 169, 261 

Simpson, 139, 146 

Skinner. 248 

Slicer, 109 

Smiley, 240 

Smith, 5, 9, 11, 27, 30, 31, 
106, 110, 119, 121, 128, 
130, 137, 141, 142, 143, 
144, 150, 1(53, 169. 215, 
221, 237, 248, 255, 261 

.Smithers, 266 

.Snodgrass 12 

.Snyder, 195 

Silence, 155, 232 

Stiarwalt, 245 

Stamats, 1)2, 221 

Stanton, 20, 109, 1(59, 171, 
182, 197 

Starrett, 237 

Steedman, 40 

vSteel, 8, 13 

Steen, 110 

Stevenson, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 
9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 18, 22, 
24. 27, 29, 32, 33, 34, 35, 
57, 58, 61, 65, 66, 67, 85, 
86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 95, 
96, 100, 102, 104, 106, 109, 
113, 115, 118, 119, 120, 
121, 122, 123, 131, 132, 
133, 136, 137, 139, 140, 
142, 143, 146, 152, 153, 
154, 155, 156, 159, 1(30, 
161, 162, 163, 165, 168, 
169, 170, 176, 177, 190, 
193, 216, 221, 236, 237, 
242 255, 272 ^ 

Stewart, 82, 130, 140, 147, 
148, 195, 203, 235, 237 

Stilwell, 10 

Stinchcomb, 64, 209 

St. John, 5, 96, 98, 110, 
163, 170 

Stough, 213, 227 

Stover, 110, 131, 170, 248, 

Straver, 137 

Strother, 30, 246 

Struthers, 146 

Sutherland, 229 

Sutton, 207, 233 

Swan, 169 

Tarbutton, 107 

Taylor, 30, 51, 71, 91, 96, 
107, 109, 112, 136, 137, 
141, 146, 170, 205. 208, 
218,236,238, 244, 256 

Tecumseh, 153 

Tedford, 133, 134 

Telford 144, 145 

Tharp, 211 

Thomas, 71, 255 

Thompson, IW), 107, 133, 
139, 242, 258, 262, 269 

Thorn hill, 170 

Thornton, 85 

Thrift, 246 

Timberlake, 211 

Timmons, 258 

Tod, 137 

Toland, 98, 265 

Torrence, 147 

Traul, 102 

Travers, 136 

Trowbridge, 247 

Tucker, 101 

Turner, 28, 9(5, 106, 137. 

Tuttle, 170 

Vance, 51, 136, 236, 238, 

Vandeman, 1(5, 122 

Van Hoover, 139 

Van Horn, 141 

VanOstrand, 236. 237 

Vernon, 2.58 



Waite, 84, 97, 258 
Walker, 5, 58, 109, 110, 

144, 145, 170, 193, 197, 

227, 249, 267 
Wallace, 3, 5, 12, 64, 65, 

96, 102, 103,106,110,112, 

146, 170,211,254 
Walter, 148, 151, 207 
Wambaugh, 145 
Warner, 99 
Washburn, 16, 122 
Watkins, 188, 255, 256 
Watt, 131 
Waugh,52, 233 
Weaver, 3, 6, 69, 102, 107, 

Webb, 237 
Webster, 193 
Weeks, 133, 146 
Wellman, 27, 30, 138, 236 
Wells, 21, 233 

Welsh, 13 

West, 3, 6, 20, 67, 68. 94, 

96, 100,102,110,152,162, 

163. 171 
Westlake; 79, 208 
Wheeler, 231 
White, 130, 140, 221, 229, 

Whiteas, 27,28 
Whitehill, 236 
Whiting, 40 
Whitmore, 237 
Whiteside, 51 
Whitworth, 170, 220 
Wiegman, 145 
Wile, 189 
Wiley, 10. 62, 223 
Wilkinson, 170 
Williams, 107. 185, 246 
Williamson, 93 
Willis, 213 
Winner, 150 

Wilson, 6, 7, 30, 38. 104. 

109, 110, 112, 136, 137, 

138, 148, 236, 247 
Wishard, 63, 234 
Wishert, 230 
Wood, 27, 29,96, 102. 141. 

Woods, 9, 11, 13 
Worden, 234 
Workman, 31, 246 
Wren, 54 

Wright, 106. 110, 170, 243 
Wylie, 92, 221 
Yates. 55, 146, 194,204, 221 
Yeager, 134 
Yeagley, 236 
Yoimg, 133, 146, 182 
Youngman, 137 
Zahler, 147 
Zeigler, 214 
Zimmerman, 138, 139, 146 








L,ine 20 Gillet should read 

Add Mr. Stevenson was a trustee 
of Washington College from 
1810 to 1825. 

lyine 4, Gillet should read Gillett. 

I<ine 24, add see Rebecca Camp- 

Arrow Smith should read 

I,ine 4 (Note), 1808 should read 


221 I^ine 13 (Note), Carnick should 

read Carrick. 
221 lyine 32 (Note), Carnick should 

read Carrick. 
228 Add for McCoid, McColloch, and 

McCracken see pages 233, 234, 

236 I,ine 1 (Note), William Margaret 

should read William Marquis. 
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